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Doctor Who star Elizabeth Sladen dies

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Doctor Who star Elizabeth Sladen dies

Postby sledge » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:35 pm

British actress Elisabeth Sladen, best known for her role in cult science fiction television series Doctor Who, has died after a battle with cancer.

Liverpool-born Sladen, who was 63, first appeared on the BBC show in 1973, playing the Doctor's assistant, Sarah Jane Smith.

Sladen went on to star in her own spin-off children's show, The Sarah Jane Adventures, the latest series of which was aired late last year.

She made several guest appearances in the revived Doctor Who series with David Tennant.

"I absolutely loved Lis," former Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies, who created The Sarah Jane Adventures, said.

"She was funny and cheeky and clever and just simply wonderful."

Doctor Who's lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has also paid tribute.

"'Never meet your heroes', wise people say. They weren't thinking of Lis Sladen," said Moffat.

"Sarah Jane Smith was everybody's hero when I was younger, and as brave and funny and brilliant as people only ever are in stories.

"She was exactly as any child would ever have wanted her to be. Kind and gentle and clever; and a ferociously talented actress but in that perfectly English unassuming way."

Sladen leaves behind actor husband Brian Miller and daughter Sadie. :angelg:
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My tribute below..
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Re: Doctor Who star Elizabeth Sladen dies

Postby sledge » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:39 pm

I didn't even know Liz was battling cancer. I met Liz a few years ago at a Doctor Who Convention and had a personal chat in which she seem interested in my Community radio show at the time and her trip down under. In my opinion she was very fan friendly but she didn't like going to America for Cons as some of the fans are strange and weird there(also Mary Tamm who played Romana 1 said the same thing).

I kinda like watching The Sarah Jane Adventures and unfortuately the show will not be cancelled now as you cannot replace her. One of my favourite Doctor Who Companions ever, the first companion I got to know watching Dr Who as a 7 year old in the 1970's. I see there are many tributes for Liz on youtube and websites. I hope to do a radio show tribute and for Nicholas Courtney. She will be sadly missed

R.I.P Liz


Here's a News Story of her Passing(which i captured the other night)
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