EastEnders' Luisa Bradshaw White devastated as she mourns the death of beloved family member | The Sun

EASTENDERS star Luisa Bradshaw White has paid an emotional tribute to her grandmother saying: "Our little lady will never be forgotten."

The actress – who played Tina Cater on the BBC One soap before her fatal exit in 2020 – shared a touching message alongside a video montage of her nan.

Luisa, 48, took a trip down memory lane as she posted a string of throwback photos and clips to celebrate her grandmother's life.

The images show the TV star posing alongside her nan on various family get-togethers – including a picture of her celebrating her 100th birthday.

Luisa shared a heartwarming message which read: "And off she flies…. A hundred years of GG a light that shined so bright.

Our beautiful Nanny. "48 years having her in my life. I feel so extremely blessed, and helping her to transition from one world to the next has been the biggest honour of my life.


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"GG who was there to see all the great grand children grow up.

"Who loved each of them and each of us so deeply. Who never judged me for my choice of partner but called Annette her third daughter and thought the sun shone out of Damian Blake back passage. Who worshipped my mum & called her ‘her diamond’.

"Our little lady will never be forgotten. For there won’t ever be another GG.

"Finally Grandad…. you get her back. Nanny. GG. Young Barb.Barbie. B. 5.5.23 – 5.7.23."

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She added: "Thank you everyone who has been so patient with me taking time off lately & cancelling events. And to all my friends who have been such support. Thank you to hospice of St Francis for your incredible service.

"And my family. My beautiful family. I love you all so much."

Luisa's fans flocked to send their condolence messages, with ex co-star Kellie Bright writing: "Sending so much love to you and GG. What a blessing to have had her so long. Thinking of you my lovely friend."

TV star Lisa Faulkner posted: "Thinking of you. Beautiful words Lulu."

Luisa's partner Annette penned: "We shall miss you GG. 100 years on the planet, still smiling at the end."

Luisa and Annette have been together for over 20 years; they had a civil partnership in 2006 and officially got married in 2015 – where their daughters were bridesmaids.

Luisa previously opened about the "rocky journey" to adopting her two girls.

In 2010, Luisa said: “I don’t post photos of my kids and this photo is so incredibly personal to me. But it is National Adoption Week Adoption, something I am hugely passionate about.

“This photo is the pic that was sent to me by Social Services in 2005. I had been sent so many photos of so many different children.”

“But when I saw this pic of my girls I instantly recognised them and burst into tears! I knew they were mine.”

Luisa revealed that her adoption experience had been “challenging and rocky but so immensely rewarding”.

Luisa shot to fame in 1988 as Herte in A Friendship in Vienna, before later landing roles in Grange Hill, The Bill and Birds of a Feather.

She first appeared in Holby City on season four as a midwife on the hospital's maternity ward called Lisa Fox.

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Luisa was a series regular and appeared in the programme from 2001 to 2005.

The star later appeared in BBC medical drama Doctors, before landing her role in EastEnders as Tina Carter.

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