Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Elisabeth Sladen RIP

It is quite difficult to summon up the words to write this.
I'm currently in the middle of reviewing the BBC audio adventures that Liz has done, and it's an odd feeling to realise that the three stars of some of them, Liz, Jon and Nick Courtney, have all passed away.
With Liz it is a particularly shocking blow- she was still what we could consider quite young- merely 63 (although she looked much younger).
As with a lot of you reading this, Liz was my first companion- my first guide through the universe of Doctor Who. She was probably my first crush, too...
It was also wonderful to see her and her character get something of a renaissance in recent years as she was rewarded with her own series.
Can't say much more, other than this is terribly, terribly sad and she will be sorely missed.


  1. I think you summed up exactly how I feel there. I tend not to mourn 'celebrities'- but yeah, Sarah Jane was MY companion and my first TV crush. Very sad news.

  2. Thanks, Matt.
    Like you, I find celeb mourning a bit weird, but this one has been a genuine shock.