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Charlie Slater has a fatal heart attack

It’s the end of an era, next week on EastEnders, when Kat Moon looses her dad.

Charlie (Derek Martin) and Mo Harris (Lalia Morse) return to Walford to meet the newest member of the family – Arthur!

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However, Charlie soon feels unwell and has a heart attack.

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As the pressure mounts following Kat’s discovery that she had a twin, Charlie has a heart attack. Rushing out the house for some air, Kat waits for an ambulance.

Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) realises something isn’t right and encourages Kat to make amends with her father in his dying moments.

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After Charlie’s death, Stacey’s mental health gets even worse.

These scenes air in the week commencing Monday 4 January on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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