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Brogan-Leigh Hurst

Irish EastEnders actor Melanie Clark Pullen tragically dies aged 46

Former EastEnders actress Melanie Clark Pullen has tragically died at the age of 46 following a battle with breast cancer.

The tragic star - who played Pauline Fowler's niece - was diagnosed with illness in January 2019 - and sadly died on March 29 this year after rounds of radiotherapy.

She leaves behind her husband Simon and three children.

In 2020, Melanie was given the all-clear - telling The Irish News at the time: "I got the all clear. I'm cancer free, which is great, so now it's all about recovery."

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But last June she was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Melanie kept her fans up to date with her journey, and posted about it as recently as March 14.

Melanie tragically passed away at the end of March

In her last post, the star can be seen looking full of joy as she visited her family.

She played the role of Mary Flaherty in the long-running BBC soap.

But that wasn't the only thing she had starred in, as she also made an appearance in Catherine Cookson's A Dinner Full of Herbs on ITV.

She also played a doctor in the film Ordinary Love - which starred Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville.

Tributes have piled in for the tragic actress.

One person wrote on Twitter: "How sad to hear we have lost one of the gang. RIP dear Melanie."

We'll be bringing you the latest updates on this breaking showbiz news story.

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