Wendy Richard (65) British actress whose 40-year TV career included roles as a sexy cockney shop assistant on the sitcom Are You Being Served? and a working-class matriarch on the soap opera EastEnders, both of which have aired in the US. Richard was diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid-'90s and again in 2002. In 2008 she learned that the disease had returned and spread. She died in London, England on February 26, 2009.
~Life in Legacy.