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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…


  • Commander Strax

    April 20th, 2012 - 6:55pm

    R.I.P LIS
    one year one still feels like a shock

  • Commander Strax

    April 20th, 2012 - 6:52pm

    yeah it feels like its axed

  • Whofan#1

    April 20th, 2012 - 4:46pm

    and the story never ends RIP Elizabeth 1948-2011

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    April 20th, 2012 - 4:13pm

    RIP Liz. After 12 months, it’s still such a shock. 🙁

  • Tardis’nt

    April 20th, 2012 - 3:24pm

    i don’t think i posted anything on this last year so a year and a day on R.I.P Liz Sladen. 😥

  • The Stetson of Chaos

    April 20th, 2012 - 8:29am

    RIP for yesterday Elisabeth Sladen 🙁
    It’s been a whole year since it happened, it felt like yesterday!
    It’s not the same without you in DW. 🙁 🙁

  • alexj

    April 19th, 2012 - 7:45pm

    omg i cant beleive it, cant beleive she is dead i loved her programmes especially srah jane adventures sooo sad R.I.P. elizabeth sladen we will always remember you. xx

  • alyx jones

    April 19th, 2012 - 7:40pm

    soo sad it was sad to here she died

  • alyx jones

    April 19th, 2012 - 7:38pm

    sooo sad sja was a really good kiddy programme

  • D-Tron Wunder

    April 19th, 2012 - 5:53pm

    One year ago she left us but her legacy lives on . R.I.P Liz Sladen . Our Sarah Jane xxx

  • Anon

    April 19th, 2012 - 5:01pm

    I have been sitting there all day thinking “It was all a year ago, and her death still seems surreal”. R.I.P

  • Anon

    April 19th, 2012 - 4:58pm

    i was playing crush the castle, my sister screamed to me that shed died and i pulled up her wikipedia article which stated her death but with no cause. for the next few days i couldnt think straight as id been watching her in dr who since i was 3. R.I.P Lis, you will be missed.


    April 19th, 2012 - 4:16pm

    RIP Elizabeth Sladen. One year on and we’re still missing you.

  • Jimbob

    February 25th, 2012 - 4:13pm

    I bought the SJA series 5 DVD today and whilst watching the tribute goodbye banner man road i thought it feels like she’s here but when it got to the end I though shes gone. :,(

  • Maddy

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:43pm

    I believe Elisabeth is in Heaven now, watching down and seeing all these comments. Elisabeth Sladen, you will not be forgotten. You don’t look a day over 40!
    Sarah Jane Smith will go down in history as the best companion of Doctor Who, because she was so fantastic at battling Sontarans, Slitheen, Bane, all of them. Sarah Jane, Elisabeth Sladen, you will be missed sorely by one and all.

  • Maddy

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:36pm

    I feel for you, I have had many relations die :'( just my big family. At least it was a death of old age! didnt look a day over 40, but Lis was 63! I wouldn’t have ever thought SIXTY THREE.

  • Maddy, age 9, UK

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:34pm

    samstott98 forget the details, it’s the thought that counts

  • Maddy, age 9, UK

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:33pm

    I know, it’s unbelievable. She seemed so a alive, so real, so….human. I can’t believe she has gone.

  • Maddy

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:32pm

    That would be brilliant. Maybe, just maybe, the people will see that comment and get one together. RIP Elisabeth Sladen, you will be remembered always. I watch SJA and think of the things she could do instead of what she can’t.

  • Maddy

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:29pm

    Yes, at least Lis is happy now, as an angel in heaven. RIP Elisabeth, you will be remembered always.

  • rowan johnson

    November 1st, 2011 - 11:47pm


  • rowan johnson

    November 1st, 2011 - 11:46pm

    want her back she was the best love you liz :'(

  • Tick Tock goes the Clock

    October 27th, 2011 - 8:47pm

    REST IN PEACE Elisbeth Sladen

  • Meg

    October 27th, 2011 - 6:37pm

    She’s amazing on Sarah Jane adventures and On Dr who! She will be missed so much, but never forgotten. RIP Lis Sladen, 6 months on we love you, 6years on we’ll love you, 60years on we’ll love you- your forever in our hearts! Xxx

  • Meg

    October 27th, 2011 - 6:31pm

    It’s been 6 month and i’m still watching the SJA episodes. As it’s halloween week on CBBC, they have all the episodes playing back to back- it’s heaven, but on the other, still hard to get my head around it. I can’t believe she’s gone, lis was amazing and was my fav actress of all time! I still feel sad about her death, but I feel most for her family… her daughter is lucky with a mam like that! RIP Sarah Jane. RIP Lis Sladen, we love and miss you (and SJA!)
    Your in our hearts forever.
    Meg xxxx

  • samstott98

    October 19th, 2011 - 9:09pm

    shes an actress not an actor

  • charlotte

    August 26th, 2011 - 10:16pm

    Iam so sad lis died she was amazing. R.I.P
    at least she is in heaven. 🙂 XXXXXXX

  • Julia

    August 26th, 2011 - 10:06pm

    I used to watch Sarah Jane when I was little when she was the Dr’s assistant. Now I really enjoy watching Sarah Jane with my step-daughters. Brilliant. Such a sad loss but her family must be so proud of her achievements. 🙁 xx

  • bryany

    August 25th, 2011 - 10:21pm

    Dear Sarah Jane,

    My sister and I loved every episode of yours they were amazing we watched them everyday I hope you had a great time 🙂

    Bryany xxx

  • charlotte

    August 25th, 2011 - 10:08pm

    I am so sad that there will not be another series of sarahjane adventures.

    R.I.P. I love you Lis Sladen also know as Sarahjane Smith you were great!!!!

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