RIP: Elisabeth Sladen

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Tony Lee has a fine write-up of the late Who icon here.

I was in St Davids when that show aired, I was at a friend’s birthday weekend and I remember, mildly drunk, sitting down with fellow Doctor Who fan Craig Andrews and watching it, silent, for the entire show. And, at the end, when the Doctor and Sarah Jane truly said their final farewells, I’m not ashamed to say that there were tears sliding down my face. Because I had seen my companion again, the one I remembered from the very first time, the one I’d loved like a sister.

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Comments

  1. She was really incredible. This is very sad news.

  2. Keyser says:

    Damn! What a bummer… She was the Doctor’s best assistant. At least she got to meet the 11th one this year on her own show.

  3. Awful news. She was so great, and so young.

  4. monopole says:

    Very sad. It’s always difficult to choose which doctor was the best, but the best travelling companion was never in doubt, Sarah Jane Smith!

  5. Sleep well, Mistress. :'(
    You will always be my first and favorite companion.

  6. Still processing this sad news even after writing up my own tribute on my blog. I keep thinking of these other lines from the DOCTOR WHO episode “School Reunion”…

    “The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship…Everything has its time…and everything ends.”

  7. Oh, total sadness. I always came up as Sarah Jane Smith in those “which companion are you?” quizzes. Not the first companion I ever saw on Doctor Who (the second, actually… somehow I saw those Tom Baker reruns out of order), but I adored her.

  8. I’ve always felt that the two of you could have been sisters when I first met you, Ms. Beat.

    ~

    Coat

  9. i will really miss SJA it was one of my fave shows

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