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EastEnders spoilers: Leonard Fenton dies at 95 as June Brown leads tributes; plus news about Coronation Street and Emmerdale

An EastEnders lead actor passed away at the age of 95 today – but his cause of death remains unknown.

Veteran Albert Square actor Leonard Fenton, who was best known for his original role as Dr Harold Legg, died Saturday, according to his family.

A statement from his relatives said: “The family of actor Leonard Fenton isSad to announce he passed away at the age of 95on Saturday, January 29. Best known for his role as Dr Legg on EastEnders, Leonard’s acting career has spanned more than 60 years.

“He works in television and film and his long theatrical career includes stints at the National Theater and most recently with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He feels privileged to have worked with some of the theater’s greats, including Samuel Beckett, Orson Welles and Jonathan Miller.

“His passion for painting and singing defined his acting career and was equally important to him. He will be missed by his family beyond words. We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to be with him as his health deteriorates towards the end – a privilege denied to so many during this difficult time.”

He appeared inEastEndersin its first episode, which aired on February 19, 1985, with his final scenes set to air in 2019.

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