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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…


  • Sarah

    August 16th, 2011 - 10:55pm

    Sarah Jane never got to say a final goodbye to the doctor and that’s the saddest part.

    RIP Elisabeth Sladen.

  • janine betteridge

    August 4th, 2011 - 6:18pm

    Elizabeth \Sladen I feel was the best dr who assistant ever and i loved the sarah jane adventures, she will be sorely missed

  • megan lewis

    July 25th, 2011 - 12:04pm

    i love her she is such a insparashon what canse did she have ?xx

  • April

    July 15th, 2011 - 9:07pm

    It’s been about 3 months now I still watch SJA and forget she is no longer hear. Why can’t the progosers (spelling sorry) make one last one with the whole crew with Clyde rani and Luke together at a frunaral and do a propper tribute but end it on a high with a flash back, they could travel back with the doctor and look for one last time on what they all did (just an idear it would be soooooo lovely if that happened) otherwise kids will get confused they stopped theif fav program with non of the actors /actresses saying good bye .
    Who thinks the same?

  • booboo

    July 15th, 2011 - 8:54pm

    probably Septemeber/October time

  • April

    July 15th, 2011 - 8:53pm

    When will they be shown??

  • Loren

    July 4th, 2011 - 4:30pm

    I really can’t believe that she is gone, I love her x

  • I

    June 29th, 2011 - 5:37am

    I cant beleive shes gone, i can never watch old sjh’s without thinking of her and dr who will never be the same again.

  • Callum Pecious

    June 26th, 2011 - 6:01am

    If The Doctor Who Site Allowed to say:
    Please Stay in mind

  • Idontgetit

    June 25th, 2011 - 11:42am

    YOU ARE JOKIN! she died ONE day before my birthday! she died on the 19th and my bday was on the 18th!!!

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 17th, 2011 - 5:08pm

    I know I mean we could have set up a special fund to help beat the cancer

  • booboo

    May 8th, 2011 - 8:02am

    Yes the BBC have said the 3 stories that were filmed will be shown

  • April

    May 8th, 2011 - 7:52am

    ^^^^ sorry that was me. I will always miss her and the SJA does any one think they might show the part she was filming befor she passed?

  • Anonymous

    May 8th, 2011 - 7:48am

    I know that just makes it a whole lot worse she still had a bright future ahead

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 1st, 2011 - 1:25pm

    I know I mean sitting there watching Series 6 it just didn’t feel like the same show

  • wetty

    April 29th, 2011 - 9:06pm

    why did she not tell anyone on tv. She kept it secret only family and friends knew.

    on cbbc they could of told us before the nightmare man started

  • doctorwhoforever

    April 29th, 2011 - 7:19pm

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

  • DJ Bling62

    April 29th, 2011 - 12:12pm

    I Think I Speak For All When I Say R.I.P Liz…
    We All Love U As An Actor!

  • booboo

    April 26th, 2011 - 6:40pm

    It certainly has. The Sarah Jane Adventures was such a massive hit, especially with children as well.

  • Jonathan Turner

    April 26th, 2011 - 6:32pm

    I don’t know whether it’s just me or has Doctor Who got a lot more sadder since the death of Lis

  • bowtie fez setson

    April 26th, 2011 - 10:56am

    November 2010-My Grandad died
    February 2011-Nichlas Courtney died
    April 2011-Liz Sladen dies
    April 2011- My Couisons Gran dies

    This has been a terrible few months.

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:09pm

    63?! she didn’t look a day older than 40!

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:05pm

    yeah she seemed invinceable like tennant said … it doesn’t compute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:02pm

    aw, you know i couldn’t have put it any better if i was a teacher i’d let u pass ur exams with this!!

  • Sarah (Jane) Holmes

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:02pm

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news about Elisabeth Sladen, I was named after her character in Doctor Who because she was my big sister’s favourite character and my parents let her name me (it was the 70s so I was lucky that she loved Sarah Jane so much and I wasn’t named after a Dalek!)because of this, she has always been a part of me – it was so great to see her back on tv with the Sarah Jane adventures – she will be very fondly remembered by a great deal of people!!

  • Black Rose

    April 25th, 2011 - 1:34pm

    I was upstairs taking a bath when my little brother screamed that Sarah Jane’s Lis Sladen had “gone”. At first, I thought he was referring to an episode of SJA, but when I came downstairs, I was shocked to see the Yahoo! article that stated her death. I was so heartbroken, and outraged when they only gave her a 15 minute tribute on CBBC. And the new Doctor Who episode that aired on Saturday only gave her memory. She was a wonderful person, that much I can guess, and she will definetly hold a place in her fans’ hearts. Lis Sladen was and always will be remembered! RIP forever after!

  • Eleanor

    April 25th, 2011 - 3:45am

    She was my favourite actress too and my sadness is indescribable.
    Sorry to her about your friend!

  • viraj

    April 24th, 2011 - 10:18pm

    I woke up on the 20th at about 8:00 before Me and My Monsters on CBBC and Newsround was on. I watched it and Ricky Boleto the presnter said that Elisabeth Sladen had died and me and my mum were so shocked!!!!Elisabeth’s left us like Nicholas who played the Brigadier. I think
    There should be a proper tribute instead of just a 15 min programme. I cant believe I was on holiday in caravan when i got the news

  • holly

    April 24th, 2011 - 6:59pm

    RIP, you were my favorate actor and i cant beleve you died.. i know you dont know me at all but, i watched doctor who and i loved it, then i found out you you did the sara jane adventures so i watched evry episode ever since…one of my best mates has died resently and hopefully you will see her, ripx

  • Angel Tim

    April 24th, 2011 - 6:55pm

    My birthday was the actual day she died!!

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