Wendy Richard has revealed that she is dying of cancer.
The former Eastenders star fought off breast cancer twice but earlier this year in January she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Wendy Richard's cancer has spread to a kidney and her bones.
Richard, who famously played Pauline Fowler has said she will marry her long-term partner before starting chemotherapy cancer treatment this month.
The 65 year old told the Sunday Express that she has since planned her funeral and written her will.
She told the newspaper: "If anything, they did more damage than good so my health has really deteriorated.
"Now I have a cancerous growth on my right kidney and the cancer has spread to my bones. It's more aggressive this time, unfortunately, and has spread to the top of my spine and left ribs."
She said she had spent the last five years in pain after contracting lymphoedema the second time she had breast cancer, but that it had worsened this year.