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Elisabeth Sladen [1948-2011]

Elisabeth Sladen [1948-2011]

A picture is worth a thousand words… please feel free to print and circulate.
Andrew Skilleter

Tom Baker…

Sarah Jane dead? No, impossible! Impossible. Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions. She can’t be dead. But she is: she died yesterday morning. Cancer.

You can read the full tribute Here.

Matt Smith…

“What struck me about Lis was her grace. She welcomed me, educated me, and delighted me with her tales and adventures on Doctor Who. And she also seemed to have a quality of youth that not many people retain as they go through life. Her grace and kindness will stay with me because she had such qualities in abundance and shared them freely. I will miss her, as will the world of Doctor Who and all the Doctors that had the good pleasure to work with Lis Sladen and travel the universe with Sarah Jane.”

David Tennant…

I just can’t believe that Lis is gone. She seemed invincible. The same woman who enchanted my childhood, enchanted my time on Doctor Who and enchanted generations who have watched her and fallen in love with her – just like I did. I feel very honoured to have shared a TARDIS with Sarah Jane Smith, and I feel very lucky to have shared some time with Lis Sladen. She was extraordinary.

Russell T Davies…

“I absolutely loved Lis. She was funny and cheeky and clever and just simply wonderful. The universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith, the world was lucky to have Lis.”

Nicholas Briggs…

We are all so shocked and so very sad at the news of the death of Lis Sladen. Only yesterday I was filming a DVD extra in which I was talking with such heartfelt passion about how she was so ‘luminous’ on screen and how brilliant she was as Sarah Jane Smith.

Please bear in mind some comments on this site are from very young and upset people. This news as come as a great shock to many fans, old and new.

David Tennant on Elisabeth Sladen – BBC Breakfast…



  • The five doctors

    November 30th, 2014 - 2:10pm

    RIP Liz Sladen you’ll always be the BEST companion

  • vicky

    October 27th, 2014 - 2:33pm

    I was a big fan of elizabeth sladen.
    Best doctor who conpanion beside K9.
    I still think of her a lot.
    She is mourned by all doctor who fans

  • Anonymous

    April 11th, 2014 - 4:16pm

    Oh god I didn’t know she even died 🙁 I feel so sad and I wondered why they weren’t any Sarah Jane Adventures on anymore its been like 3 years and I didn’t even know I’m so ashamed I didn’t even know a thing back then 🙁 well RIP and all the other actors who be up there saving the universe right now…

  • Josh

    November 28th, 2013 - 10:32am

    Sarah Jane smith
    My hero
    I’m 12 and she is still one of the best actors in the world, REST IN PEICE LIZ
    Love you
    Your always in our hearts

  • paul – 55 yo.

    November 17th, 2013 - 3:11am

    I’ve been watching TV and DR WHO for years. I always will remember SARAH JANE. Man ! she gave so much to her performances in dr who. I’ll miss you SARAH JANE ………YEAH CANCER IS A BITCH …….. r.i.p.

  • Ciara Sheehan

    October 18th, 2013 - 9:07pm

    I can never forget you.quite literally.we share the same birthday.and do u no something,every birthday I’ve had since I was six,I watch the time warrior and the hand of fear.what a legacy that amazing actress has left

  • isabella

    May 31st, 2013 - 10:12am

    Hey Liz. I miss you and i Hope that you have a great time in space <3 Hope that you visit me soon.
    Iafter all iv seen i cant belive that you are gone <3
    Send my love

  • eileen davis

    April 1st, 2013 - 12:58am

    this is the tear 2013 i just found out about her death doctor wont be the same without sara jane smith god bless you and may gods angels aalways me with you

  • Tumka3011

    October 3rd, 2012 - 1:12am

    Living in the Netherlands now, but growing up in England and an original Dr Who fan, I can’t believe what I have read today, and absolutely do not know why it has taken so long why I haven’t seen this earlier! Lis, or as I know you, Sarah Jane, you will never be forgotten!!! You accompanied the Dr in the first ever video I bought when I was about 6 (so around 1986, Death of the Daleks), which I still have now. I’m glad that through this site I can make a tribute just to say how much I appreciate you as an actrice, and that I share you with so many people around the world; you surely made it in your life!!! I wish all your family and friends my sincere condoleances. And just to state what will go on and on: LIS SLADEN, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!! Rest in Peace, thinking of you…

  • booboo

    September 27th, 2012 - 9:04am

    She was only diagnosed with cancer a few weeks before she died but she had been feeling very tired for up to 2 years

  • Alayne & Jody

    September 27th, 2012 - 3:31am

    Watching SJA together tonight and wondering at what point Liz knew she was I’ll? It says on several sites that the battle was long and also that she found out only a few weeks before her death. We are huge Dr Who fans & the loss of Liz was huge. Everyone loved the character Sarah Jane.

  • nicola shankaradasan

    August 8th, 2012 - 9:05pm

    i will miss eilsabeth sladen i wasnt happy i was crying more because i was her no.1 fan i luv dr who and the sarah jane adventures i badly wanted to meet Eilsabeth Sladen.i will always rember wouldnt be the same without liz on dr who she was my favourtie dr who compion sarah jane smith.Eilsabeth sladen was my heroine and my legand. i talked to liz on her website she replyed to me she was lovely to me luv u Eilsabeth miss you forever my legand from miss Nicola shankaradasan xxxxxx

  • nicola shankaradasan

    August 8th, 2012 - 8:56pm

    i miss liz sladen was my legand im her biggest fan.

  • CG

    July 27th, 2012 - 9:12am


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