EastEnders and Desmond’s actor Mona Hammond dies aged 91
It was her role of Blossom Jackson that made her an instantly recognisable face to many.
Actress Mona Hammond was renowned for her work on both stage and screen, and was awarded an OBE in 2005
Mona's EastEnders character was a hit with soap fans
Mona started in a variety of TV shows over the years
The late actress appearing alongside Dame Edith Evans in the play Black Girl in Search of God in 1968
Mona was a much-loved actress with many across the country
She arrived on the set of the BBC soap in 1994 and remained in the role until her exit in 1997.
Fans of the actress took to social media to pay tribute to the late star
Mona Hammond, a trailblazer in every way. Thank-you ❤️