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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

  • 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. πŸ™

  • 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. πŸ˜₯

  • The Stetson of Chaos

    April 20th, 2012 - 8:29am

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

  • 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

  • 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


    April 19th, 2012 - 4:16pm

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

    • 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

  • 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.

  • rowan johnson

    November 1st, 2011 - 11:46pm

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

    • rowan johnson

      November 1st, 2011 - 11:47pm


  • 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

  • charlotte

    August 26th, 2011 - 10:16pm

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

    • 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.

  • 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. πŸ™ 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 πŸ™‚

    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!!!!

  • 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?

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Commander Strax

      April 20th, 2012 - 6:52pm

      yeah it feels like its axed

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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!!!

  • 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

    • Jonathan Turner

      May 17th, 2011 - 5:08pm

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

  • 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!

    • samstott98

      October 19th, 2011 - 9:09pm

      shes an actress not an actor

    • Maddy, age 9, UK

      December 26th, 2011 - 1:34pm

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

  • 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

    • 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

      May 1st, 2011 - 1:25pm

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:09pm

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

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 7:48am

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

    • 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?

    • booboo

      May 8th, 2011 - 8:02am

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

    • April

      July 15th, 2011 - 8:53pm

      When will they be shown??

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2011 - 8:54pm

      probably Septemeber/October time

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