RIP Elisabeth Sladen (1948 – 2011)

Dreadful, dreadful news.

About ten minutes ago, I came online after watching some Doctor Who, and ready to blog in eager anticipation of Saturday’s new series. Instead I am just devastated by the announcement that Elisabeth Sladen has passed away. An actress so full of life and vitality that it is a little hard to even accept the news. I bought the newly released Planet of the Spiders DVD on Monday this week and haven’t watched it yet. It’s going to be difficult to watch with both Liz and Nicholas Courtney starring but I think it will be a small tribute. She was one of the best loved of Doctor Who’s cast of thousands with her comeback in School Reunion being one of the most memorable of all new Doctor Who’s comebacks and acting as a catalyst for return appearances and her own spin-off show. My thoughts, and I daresay, the thoughts of every other Who fan in the world, go out to her friends and family at this time. Rest in peace, Sarah Jane.

Links to other blogs & elsewhere with their tributes (please add more in the comments)….

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    • fazzinchi
    • April 20th, 2011

    I'm still shocked this morning. Am about to add some links to the post to other obituaries from the blogosphere.

    • Adam Stone
    • April 19th, 2011

    I still can't believe it. I am utterly devastated. This is the last thing I expected to read tonight. I don't think I will ever be able to watch the last series of The Sarah Jane Adventures again, without bursting into tears!

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