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April 28th, 2011 374 comments

Elisabeth Sladen [1948-2011]

Elisabeth Sladen [1948-2011]

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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…


374 comments

  • Silence

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:28pm

    R.I.P Liz, i just can’t belive it. 63, such a sad way to go, still, she’s up in heaven now with William, Patrick, Jon and the Brig. God rest her soul πŸ™

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  • Gaz10

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:26pm

    RIP Liz Sladen, you were great!

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  • 2doctors2000

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:24pm

    this is actually like a conversasion everyone is waiting for an update questions are answered really quickly

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:31pm

      Lizo Mzimba said she had had cancer for some time it seems, everyone is a bit shell shocked at this news

  • TheWHOLegend

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:24pm

    This is such a shock. I had no idea she was ill. R.I.P Liz

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  • Ian Cuthbert

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:19pm

    The news has actually made me feel sick. So out of the blue, I’m shaking. I like many others felt like I knew her through her great work. Absolutely gutted!

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  • b box

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:18pm

    first nicolas now this 2 of the good ones

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  • 2doctors2000

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:18pm

    Will there be more series of SJA?

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    • DoctorWho2011

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:19pm

      Im Afraid Not πŸ™

    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:20pm

      we may still get to see series 5 and hopefully it will be a fitting tribute

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:22pm

      We Might See Series 5 But We Wont See Other Series’s

    • jimbob

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:23pm

      i would think all her fans would be happy if series 5 was tributed for liz.

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:46pm

      Was Series 5 actually finished? I know at least half of it was filmed but was the rest?

    • Callum Metcalfe

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:53pm

      I wonder if they will say ‘Sarah Jane’ has died in Doctor Who.

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2011 - 10:44pm

      They had to postpone as she was not well

    • Bigwhofan

      April 20th, 2011 - 12:45am

      The first three stories were completed last year, so CBBC might show them this autumn – maybe as a tribute. The last three were postponed due to Sladen’s cancer, it’s unknown if filming ever occured for those stories.

      The show will probally be discontinued due to Salden’s death. But maybe Luke, Rani and Clyde will appear in some other way in the Doctor Who universe, maybe in a new spin-off??

      I bet at the end of one of the episodes from the 6th series of Dr Who, it will say that the episode was dedicated to her, and maybe another dedicated to Nicholas Courtney…

    • WOWHO

      April 20th, 2011 - 4:06pm

      I’m not sure I could watch a series 5 now – it would feel too different. I hope they put a tribute on one of the episodes on the new series for her

    • James Spiring

      April 22nd, 2011 - 12:42pm

      The Impossible Astronaut will likely be a joint tribute to Lis and Nick, as it’s the first episode of any of the Whoniverse shows after their deaths. There’s also a special programme about Lis on CBBC on Saturday.

  • Ian Cuthbert

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:17pm

    Sarah Jane and the Brig together again. Will be sadly missed. Doctor Who has lost another icon.

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  • gary

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:17pm

    this news has actually left me shaking. i can’t believe it at all. love you Liz, i’ll never forget you xx

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  • cyberspace

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:16pm

    she was great rip liz sladen

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  • DoctorWho2011

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:14pm

    We All Will Miss Her RIP

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    • DoctorWho2011

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:16pm

      She Was A Lovely Kind Lady πŸ™

    • laura

      April 20th, 2011 - 9:46am

      i think she was a loverly lady to:(

  • DrWhoTwins

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:12pm

    So sudden, this is very sad news RIP Elisabeth Sladen you were a very fine actress xxxx

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  • felgercarb

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:11pm

    THE best ever companion and a lovely lady….
    RIP Elisabeth Sladen, you will be missed x

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  • jimbob

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:08pm

    I DOUBT THEY FINISHED S5 OF SJA COS IT DOESNT GET SHOWN TILL OCTOBER AND ITS ONLY APRIL SO I DOUBT ANY SJA WILL BE LIKELY.

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:10pm

      They filmed series 4 and 5 and the same time back to back.

    • jimbob

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:17pm

      if they did we are lucky

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:50pm

      Only the first three stories of Series 5 were filmed alongside Series 4.

    • Tony

      April 20th, 2011 - 1:04am

      They filmed the first two stories plus the finale last year.

  • jimbob

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:06pm

    and she was only 63 RIP liz and RIP SJA

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  • DoctorWho2011

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:06pm

    We Had Nicolas Died And Now Elisabeth Died

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    • Andy Shearman

      April 20th, 2011 - 3:02pm

      This Is Terribly Bad

  • DoctorWhoDW-in memory of Liz Sladen

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:06pm

    NOOOOO, i loved her character Sarah Jane, OMG what will happen to the Sarah Jane Adventures nox!!!! :'( You will be missed very dearly! Rest in Peace. Elizebeth Sladen 1948-2011.

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  • 2doctors2000

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:05pm

    no it cant be i mean sarah was amazing. ill miss her lodes she was brilliant I cant believe it, R.I.P. and as if the last episode was called goodbye sarah jane smith

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  • Andrew Hall

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:02pm

    Extremely sad news. Am very shocked. First the Brig and now Sarah Jane. Unbelievable

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  • Matt Smith 11

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:58pm

    It is true it says on the BBC News just breaking news

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  • Liz

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:58pm

    Really wishing this to just be a sick joke…. R.I.P Elisabeth x

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    • doctorwhoforever

      April 29th, 2011 - 7:19pm

      10 days later and it still hasn’t sunk in.

  • DoctorWho2011

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:56pm

    No Series 5 Then For Sarah Jane Adventures

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:56pm

      I think they had already filmed it

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:59pm

      I Dont think they did caues we never heard about it

    • Tony

      April 20th, 2011 - 1:05am

      Half of Series 5 was filmed alongside Series 4 last year, including what was supposed to be episodes 11 and 12. Episodes 5 to 10 were supposed to be filmed now but was pospone due to Lis being unwell.

  • Lloyd

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:55pm

    There will proberly have to cancel SJA series 5 now. πŸ™

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:56pm

      she prob hasnt passed away cause if she had cancer then she wouldnt of been able to make series 4

    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:57pm

      The sources are to reliable l, i’m afraid this is true

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:55pm

    she was amazin god bless her soul
    R.I.P

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    • YuYetMe

      April 20th, 2011 - 7:56pm

      cancer does not mean that yu are toatallyy doped and diabled… yu can still move and try to be wat yu wer once before yu had cancer. she was a Gee- she was a don – she was frikin fantastic. we will all miss her yet reserve a place forevr in our memories and hearts for her espically and just hold on tight to her and her momories… keep em as if they were still just memories that were made 2 minutes ago

      R I P Elizabeth Sladen

  • Jess

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:54pm

    i dont belive this.. if she had cancer then she wouldnt of been able to mak another series of sarah jane adventures!!! i dont believe it!!! x

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:56pm

      This as come totally out of the blue and so unexpected, we dont know the circumstances yet

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:57pm

      well if she did have cancer she wouldnt of been able to make series 4

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:02pm

      I Think She Past Away

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:46pm

    Is it true? i mean SERIOUSLY?

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:48pm

      I’m afraid so, Doctor Who magazine have now confirmed via twitter

  • jimbob

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:36pm

    oh my god this is so sudden. RIP

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    • Andy Shearman

      April 20th, 2011 - 3:03pm

      God Rest Her Soul

  • Machman

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:36pm

    And why is this out before BBC announce it? Could be a sick rumour

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2011 - 8:38pm

      All the big sites as well as Nicola Bryant are reporting this, unfortunately it looks very true

    • doctor stu

      April 20th, 2011 - 10:01am

      there was a headline in the yahoo internet news last night.
      im sorry to say that this is true.
      i loved sarah jane, she was a great character and person. everyone will be upset about this death, cast, crew, fans and most importantly family. she was a great person and role model and she will be deeply missed.

  • lungbarrowlover

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:35pm

    RIP. YOU WERE THE BEST COMPANION AND WILL SOLELY MISSED.

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    • the impossible astronaut

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:12pm

      i thought she was to! R.I.P

  • Tom

    April 19th, 2011 - 8:35pm

    this unconfirmed story is trending on twitter, please be just rumour!

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    • Lee

      April 19th, 2011 - 11:37pm

      Goto http://www.bbc.co.uk and look at the bbc news headlines

      so sad that Elizabeth has passed away and she will be sadly missed long may you reign in heaven where all the angels are looking after you now!!!!! πŸ™‚

      Lee

    • alyx jones

      April 19th, 2012 - 7:40pm

      soo sad it was sad to here she died

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