The star of the hit TV series has died in Italy, aged 51.
Sharon returns to EastEnders
The BBC has said she returns - during the week of August 13 - in "desperate need of Phil's help". And at the same time Phil's world begins to unravel as his girlfriend Shirley uncovers the truth about who killed her friend Heather.
Lorraine Newman, executive producer of the show, said: "An exciting week packed full of dramatic twists and turns lies ahead for the audience and the justice they have been desperately waiting for has finally arrived."
Actress Letitia Dean made her first EastEnders appearance way back in February 1985. She departed after 10 years, but returned in 2001 for a further five years before leaving again.
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