Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elisabeth Sladen 1948-2011


Elisabeth Sladen -- better known as Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures series -- has died today at the age of 63. There are few details concerning her passing, but the BBC is reporting she had had cancer for sometime. Obviously, Doctor Who fans old and young are in mourning for the woman who played the Doctor's most arguably popular companion and certainly one of the series' most popular characters for 38 years...

Here I am, a grown man with tears in his eyes for a woman he never met. It still feels like I've lost an old and dear friend.

Elizabeth Sladen was part of everything that was great about DOCTOR WHO, Sarah Jane Smith was a part of my childhood and thanks to the revived series and THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES she is one of my daughter's heroes. That couldn't have been possible if not for the magic Elizabeth Sladen brought to the role.



  1. Via Fark...

    I too, haz a sad :( I only recently saw her latest appearances on the new series, and she was GREAT. A real complement to _how many_ incarnations of the Doctor?

  2. Hi,

    Well Sarah Jane officially worked with the 3rd, 4th 10th and 11th Doctors.

    But in the anniversary special THE FIVE DOCTORS she met the 1st, 2nd and 5th but it seems she doesn't remember that. Time Lord interference perhaps.

    I still can't believe she's gone... my daughter is really heartbroken too...