EastEnders rocked by third tragic death after Leo King and Dennis Rickman

EastEnders has confirmed that another character is going to be killed off after Dennis Rickman died in heartbreaking scenes on Friday.

The EastEnders cast member died shortly after Leo King was killed by Whitney Dean as his stalking plot came to a violent conclusion.

Jean Slater's boyfriend Daniel Cook (Adrian Edmondson) is reaching the end of his life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, but he is determined to hold on for as long as possible.

After hearing that Jean has got an appointment for a scan, he tells her he won't die until he knows that she is okay.

Jean is worried about the results, so Big Mo goes with her as support, but she is thrilled when she is given the all clear.

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She is told that her treatment has worked, meaning she has beaten the cancer, but it isn't long before she starts to worry.

Jean starts to think that Daniel will let himself go now that she has been given the good news, and hides the results from him.

However, Mo eventually tells him, and he is thrilled at the news as he realises that she is going to be okay.

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As they talk and reminisce on the bench in the Walford gardens, Jean is enjoying his company.

But tragedy strikes as she heads off to get a drink for Daniel, she returns to a shock – has Daniel passed away?

How will she cope without him if he has?

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Looks like this could finally be the end for the new soap fan favourite.

EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC.

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