The British-Jamaican Actor Starred On The BBC Soap In The Early 90's
East Enders Star Mona Hammond OBE Has Died Aged 91
The British-Jamaican actress Mona Hammond OBE, known for playing Blossom Jackson on the the BBC soap East Enders, has died aged 91.
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.
moving to Albert Square, Hammond stared as Auntie Susu in the Channel
4 series Desmond's and later it's spin-off Porkpie.
performed on East Enders from 1994 to 1997, and reprising her roll in
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.
love and thoughts are with Mona's family and friends”.