The Doctor Who world has lost one of its greatest champions today as it is being reported that Elizabeth Sladen has succumbed to her battle with cancer at the age of 63. BBC News Release
We here at Itty Bitty Writer have often commented at the ageless beauty of Miss Sladen, who filled our childhood and early teen years with a wonder, and delighted us as adults with her portrayal of Sarah Jane Smith. She is our companion of choice and we were delighted when she was given the opportunity to shine again in the Sarah Jane Adventures.
Liz was a consummate champion for the show that we love and her presence will be sadly missed as she joins the long list of luminaries from Doctor Who’s history who have passed on. You will always be remembered.
Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and our eternal gratitude goes out to this wonderful actress.