EastEnders and Desmond’s star Mona Hammond dies aged 91 as tributes pour in for ‘trailblazer’ actress
Actress Mona Hammond has died aged 91, as tributes pour in for ‘trailblazer’ actress.
The Jamaican-British actress was most known for her role as Blossom Jackson in BBC’s Eastenders. She also starred as Susu in Desmond’s during the early 1990s.
Marcus Ryder mourned her loss on Twitter: ‘It is with sadness that I wake up to the news Mona Hammond has died.
Mona Hammond was most known for her role as Blossom Jackson in BBC ‘s Eastenders
She has died aged 91, with tributes pouring in for the ‘trailblazer’ actress
The Duchess of Cornwall (left) with actress Mona Hammond during a reception at Clarence House in London in 2018
Loose Women presenter Charlene White described the actress as a ‘trailblazer in every way’ in a tribute
‘Among her numerous achievements she co-founded Talawa Theatre Company in 1985. She was also a graduate and received an honorary RADA Fellowship in 2019.’
Loose Women presenter Charlene White described the actress as a ‘trailblazer in every way’ in a tribute.
An EastEnders fan site tweeted this morning: ‘RIP Mona Hammond, who played Blossom Jackson in #EastEnders.
‘Really sad to hear of Mona Hammond passing. Blossom was a great character during the early years of #EastEnders and was a great family figure for the Jackson family in their early days. R.I.P.’
Her Albert Square character, Blossom Jackson, was a key figure in the Jackson family.