Spoilers for EastEnders: Lorraine Stanley retires after seven years, and Karen Taylor’s death is “confirmed”

As Karen says goodbye, a catastrophic conclusion might be in store (Image: BBC.

Later this year, the Taylor family will lose their matriarch when it is announced that Lorraine Stanley will no longer play Karen Taylor in the role she has played for seven eventful years.

Bosses have chosen to write out the character, who has been essential to Albert Square’s community, frequently in a very haphazard way.

Brazen and frequently contentious, one of her first deeds was to punch Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) in the face, somewhat setting the tone for the rest of the encounter.

She has succeeded in overcoming numerous obstacles, but over the years, she has also formed friendships.

She is very protective of her family, and that is one thing that cannot be contested.

This raises the question of what might possible drive Karen away from the Taylors and Bakers if the rest of them are sticking put.

Since tragedies frequently occur in Walford, speculation naturally focused on Karen’s untimely demise.

A happy family, but only for a short while (Photo: BBC)
For seven years, Lorraine Stanley has played a major role in the programme (Image: WireImage).

While the plot details are currently unknown, Karen would never leave her family and currently considers Walford to be her home, so it would take a huge event to get her to do so.

Of course, there will probably be a lot of changes before we say farewell, which would increase the likelihood that we will decide to leave Albert Square.

A tragic death in the mix, however, would provide those left behind new and dramatic narratives to follow.

Losing his mother would be a breaking point for Keanu (Danny Walters), whose life is already chaotic.

With a new job and an emerging friendship circle, Bernie (Clair Norris) is truly finding her place; therefore, having everything flipped upside down in such a stunning way would thrust her to the forefront of the emotional action.
The Bakers are another family to consider. How would they survive in a world without Karen, and could Mitch (Roger Griffiths), who recently lost his daughter Chantelle, handle additional tragedy?

Karen’s tales have featured a variety of punch-ups, issues with family poverty, revelations that Grey killed Chantelle, and ongoing worry brought on by her children.

Shona McGarty, an actress and singer, is also quitting her legendary role as Whitney Dean after 15 years because she wants to “spread her wings.” Lorraine isn’t the only one leaving though.

After so many traumas, it is likely that the door will be left open in this instance, and supporters are crossing their fingers in the hopes that she might finally have a happy ending.

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