Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Goodbye Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen 1948-2011

Yesterday, the Whoniverse got the saddest, most unexpected news about the passing of actress Elisabeth Sladen, who died of cancer.

Sladen played one of the most beloved companions in Doctor Who history, investigative reporter Sarah Jane Smith, and went on to work alongside Doctors number Three (John Pertwee) and Four (Tom Baker), as well as later meeting up with Ten (David Tennant) inWho's series 2 episode School Reunion -- which led to getting her own spinoff series, The Sarah Jane Adventures -- and recently with Eleven (Matt Smith) in Death of the Doctor.

The BBC has released a long and heartfelt tribute to Lis Sladen which you can read here.

All I can say is that it's such a shock, and I'm extremely sad about the passing of this lovely woman, who left us all too soon, all too young.

RIP Elisabeth Sladen. You will be missed.