Lucy Beale’s Death Revisited: How did she die in EastEnders?

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Lucy Beale killed off in April, 2014

EastEnders fans were recently reminded of Lucy Beale's death after her mother Cindy returned to Albert Square for the first time in 25 years. But how did Lucy die and who was responsible? Let's take a trip down memory lane.

Who was Lucy Beale in EastEnders?

Lucy Beale, portrayed by Hetti Bywater, was a key character in EastEnders before her untimely demise. Born on December 9, 1993, she was the daughter of Cindy and Ian Beale and had three siblings – Steven, Peter, and Bobby. Despite initially being close to her twin brother Peter, Lucy became more rebellious over the years. She left Walford in 2010 but returned in 2012 with a darker side, involving herself in multiple flings, partying, and drugs.

How did Lucy Beale die in EastEnders?

Lucy's death came as a shock to the residents of Albert Square. At the time, she was attempting to make amends with those she had wronged. Her strained relationship with her father Ian added to the emotional turmoil. Ian desperately tried to contact Lucy when she disappeared, leaving her several messages. Tragically, her lifeless body was discovered on Walford Common on April 21, 2014. It was later revealed that she had been murdered, suffering blunt force trauma to her head.

Who killed Lucy Beale in EastEnders?

The list of suspects was long, but eventually, it was revealed that Lucy's own half-brother, Bobby Beale, was responsible for her death. The truth came out as part of EastEnders' 30th anniversary when Bobby confessed to killing her. On the night of Lucy's death, Bobby became angry and struck her with a jewelry box that contained her drugs. Bobby's adoptive mother Jane initially took the blame, but the truth emerged, causing chaos in the Beale family. Bobby was sentenced to prison but returned to Walford in 2019.

EastEnders continues to captivate audiences, airing from Monday to Thursday at 7:30 pm on BBC One.