Having played Eastender Dot Cotton for more than 30 years, June Brown will inevitably be remembered for this character above all else.

The veteran actress died at her Surrey home on Sunday aged 95 with her family by her side, it was announced earlier today.

During her long career she made many memorable appearances on stage and screen for which she will be remembered fondly.

June Brown’s TV highlights

Amid other reminiscences about her on-screen talent, the moment June Brown met Gaga on The Graham Norton Show in 2013 has been remembered in particular.

After making a grand entrance on to the chat show wearing a fur-trimmed coat with an e-cigarette perched between her fingers, Brown soon hit it off with the American singer-songwriter.

Of course it was classic episodes of Eastenders like the one below, which spring to the minds of fans who have watched the show from the very beginning.

During an appearance on Loose Women, the actress said she didn't consider herself to be a star and talked about her friendship with Lady Gaga.

Brown’s Eastenders character was involved in a number of hard-hitting storylines, exploring themes of cancer, assisted suicide and manslaughter.

In the first of its kind for a soap, on January 31 2008, Eastenders broadcast episode "Pretty Baby" featuring just one character - Dot Cotton - with Brown delivering a monologue for the entire 28 minute run time.

It was due to these storylines and the character’s ups and downs that Dot was taken to the nation’s hearts and why her exit from the show was such an emotional one.

BBC director general Tim Davie summed up everyone’s thoughts about the much-loved actress when he said: “June Brown was a brilliantly talented actor who was loved by millions.

“Her performances as the incomparable Dot Cotton delivered some of the most memorable moments in soap history.

“June was hugely loved by the cast and crew and she will always hold a special place in the public’s affections. Our thoughts are with her family and many friends.”