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July 26th, 2012 73 comments

Mary Tamm ( Romana ) 1950 – 2012

Mary Tamm ( Romana ) 1950 – 2012

Doctor Who star Mary Tamm, who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, has died aged 62. She stared in the 1978 story arc Doctor Who:The Key to Time.

Stories include The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, and The Armageddon Factor.

Mary Tamm returned to the roll in the Big Finish production Gallifrey and other titles. She is also in the cast list for several upcoming 4th Doctor stories.

Married to Marcus Ringrose, she has one daughter. Her autobiography, First Generation was published in September 2009 by Fantom Films. Mary Tamm was born in Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire,


  • daleksean

    July 27th, 2012 - 9:53pm

    Even though she was in six stories she was my favourite classic series companion and she will be sadly missed

  • Timey-winy-wibble-wobby

    July 27th, 2012 - 1:46pm

    Tell this is not happening, why does this happen? Whose next? She was a great actor. we will miss you Mary RIP

  • Anon

    July 27th, 2012 - 1:06pm

    If cancer was a physical being, all I could say is that every man, woman, and child would not hesitate bringing out their shotgun to bring it down.

  • Handbot Scott

    July 27th, 2012 - 11:08am

    Elisabeth Sladen died 19th April 2011

  • Commander Strax

    July 27th, 2012 - 10:37am

    You will be missed.

  • Jonathan

    July 27th, 2012 - 10:35am

    I noticed that and they are all really iconic characters that could have returned for the 50th

  • Esterath

    July 27th, 2012 - 9:59am

    Anyone notice everyone is dying before the 50th anniversary?!

  • commander strax

    July 27th, 2012 - 9:14am

    RIP mary tamm

  • Dalek Sec

    July 27th, 2012 - 8:56am

    Sometimes it can take years of suffering to take the life of a person. Making them feel as if their living with a death sentence that randomly kills them when it can. Its tragic to think the bastard disease was merely some rogue cells that spread and grows faster then anything else in the body.

  • Anonymous

    July 27th, 2012 - 7:43am

    My friend’s dad had cancer and was battling with it for 9 years! unfortunatly he did not win his battle.

  • simon

    July 26th, 2012 - 10:59pm

    I know your feeling I won my battle with cancer myself im now in my 8th year in the all clear.

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2012 - 10:19pm

    Elisabeth died 19 may 2011

  • Doctordredd67

    July 26th, 2012 - 10:17pm

    Yet another tragic loss from the doctor who family. RIP Mary. So sad that you lost your battle with cancer.

    I am lucky enough to have won my battle with cancer so my sympathy goes out to her family and friends to another lost shining star.

  • KKobusK

    July 26th, 2012 - 10:12pm

    This has shocked me so much! I’ll really miss her. R.I.P Mary

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    July 26th, 2012 - 9:55pm

    Elizibeth Sladen died last year! But still, very sad!!!

  • simon

    July 26th, 2012 - 8:26pm

    Im in shock. R.I.P. Mary Tamm You will be missed. I was very lucky to get a signed photo back only a couple of months ago. I thank you for that and for giving us all Romana.

  • Blink

    July 26th, 2012 - 8:02pm

    Sorry About that wonky comment I am usinga cery old computor most of the key bord keys are in thewrong plave

  • Blink

    July 26th, 2012 - 7:59pm

    Sinve she is dead i will definatly buy the big finish season thatstars her.

  • Blink

    July 26th, 2012 - 7:45pm

    R.I.P. Mary Tamm. May she rest in peace.

  • Andrew Blakey

    July 26th, 2012 - 7:29pm

    Farewell Mary. you were the noblest Romana of them all. R.I.P


    July 26th, 2012 - 6:54pm

    I haven’t seen her in an episode before, but I new she was well respected and loved!

    Rest In Peace

  • Dalek Strategist

    July 26th, 2012 - 5:52pm

    RIP Mary Tamm, who played a great Romana. William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Elizabeth Sladen, Roy Skelton, Caroline John, Roger Delgado, Peter Pratt, Jacqueline Hill, Michael Wisher, Ian Marter, Anthony Ainley, Robert Holmes, Peter Hawkins, John Nathan-Turner, Sydney Newman, and now Mary Tamm… *Sigh*

  • Christine

    July 26th, 2012 - 4:32pm

    Rest in Peace Mary. Sincere Condolences to family and friends.

    Wat a bad two years it has been for those who were part of Classic Dr. Who. Too many friends lost too early.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    July 26th, 2012 - 3:43pm

    another Doctor Who actress is taking away from us from the devil of all humanity that we call Cancer.

    Rest in peace Mary xx 🙁


  • Jason doctorwhoone

    July 26th, 2012 - 3:41pm

    Everyone eventually dies, even the awesome people.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    July 26th, 2012 - 3:40pm

    What can I say, Cancers a bitch, it can take a loved one or two in the blink of an eye just like that.

  • Liam

    July 26th, 2012 - 3:30pm

    Rest in peace. 🙁 She was a great companion.

  • Ryan

    July 26th, 2012 - 3:04pm

    More childhood memories flooding away… RIP Mary, I’m sure we can safely say that we will always remember you, and Romana…

  • gallopingdalek

    July 26th, 2012 - 2:47pm

    I wish her my good thoughts about her part in doctor who

  • the 13th Doctor

    July 26th, 2012 - 1:10pm

    My thoughts are with the familly. may she rest in piece. she was an amazing Romana and actress. we hae lost so many amazing people this year. God bless their souls. Gone, but neer forgoten

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