East Enders Star Mona Hammond OBE Has Died Aged 91

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The British-Jamaican Actor Starred On The BBC Soap In The Early 90's

The British-Jamaican actress Mona Hammond OBE, known for playing Blossom Jackson on the the BBC soap East Enders, has died aged 91.

Born in British Jamaica to Jamaican and Chinese parents, she moved to the UK to work in architecture, before changing her career path in the 1960s, becoming an actress.

Before moving to Albert Square, Hammond stared as Auntie Susu in the Channel 4 series Desmond's and later it's spin-off Porkpie.

Hammond performed on East Enders from 1994 to 1997, and reprising her roll in 2010.

The news was broken on Twitter by the chairman of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Rada, Marcus Ryder, who tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear that Mona Hammond has passed away. Mona created a no-nonsense grandmother in Blossom Jackson who was adored by the audience and everyone that worked with her.

Our love and thoughts are with Mona's family and friends”.