78 year old's character is killed off tonight

It's the end of an era for Eastenders tonight - as one of TV's best known characters is killed off.

Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, first appeared in the soap back in 1994 as the landlady of the Queen Vic.

She stopped being a regular character in 2010, but has made occasional returns since.

She's due to pass away in tonight's episode, and her final scene has been described as 'incredibly emotional'.