The headline makes it seem like she was a nobody but that could be farther from the truth. Sladen, 63, passed away today according to reports from the BBC. The actress is most well known for her appearance as the Doctor’s companion back in the 1970’s as Sarah Jane. Eventually Russell T. Davies brought her back in the 2005 reboot for a handful of episodes as well as getting her own spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures. A press release stated that Sladen had been battling cancer for quite some time. The Doctor Who community will surely miss the popular character.
April 19, 2011
Elisabeth Sladen Passes On