EastEnders fans in tears as Lola Pearce makes emotional exit in heartbreaking scenes

EastEnders fans were left sobbing following Wednesday night's emotional episode as they said goodbye to Lola Pearce (played by Danielle Harold).

Earlier this year, Lola was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and while there was nothing more doctors could do, her friends were hellbent on making her last days the best they could be.

During the latest instalment, the Walford residents gathered together to say goodbye to Lola.

There were tears all around and as the sun began to rise in the Square, Lola died peacefully with her daughter lying asleep next to her.

However, her husband, Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) was left devastated as he was in the bathroom when the love of his life passed.

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"I'll be right back," Jay said to Lola as he walked to the bathroom.

As he looked into the mirror, Jay said: "Look at the state of me, eh?

"I am sorry, Lola, I am sorry you had to put up with my ugly mug.

"Yeah, I know I need a shave for the two hairs that I've got."

However, as Jay went back to Lola's room he realised she had died.

As he gripped her hand, Jay sobbed: "I said I wouldn't leave you. I am so sorry."

"She did it on purpose, Jay," Lexi replied. "She did it for us."

Fans were also left in bits as they watched the emotional scenes unfold, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

@jabroccoli shared: "Lexi cuddled up to her mum when she died I have goosebumps #EastEnders."

@lylalovesliam wrote: "I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much."

@SophieDB123 added: "That was the saddest episode of anything I’ve ever watched. I have no words #eastenders."

@KatLovesShnicky commented: "Well that was rather emotional, wasn't it?"

"Well #EastEnders just ripped my heart out and trampled all over it," @notacIue penned.

@Leopardprintsxx went on to say: "Absolutely heartbreaking scenes, superb acting from the cast in this storyline #eastenders."

EastEnders returns on Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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