Elisabeth Sladen 1946 - 2011
Known to millions of fans as the actress who played Sarah Jane Smith first on Doctor Who, then on her own show (most recently). She passed away from cancer yesterday. She was and is a very popular companion, and I remember before the above episode aired many of my Who-loving friends were super excited to see her return to the show. Having watched a few of the old serials, I now know why. Sarah Jane kicks butt, as did Lis Sladen.
Goodbye to a great actress, and thus to the great character she played. Both will be missed.
Goodbye to Elisabeth Sladen, the ultimate companion IMHO. You will be missed.