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 ❤️
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