Sad SAD news

@ElicBxn (60810)
United States
April 19, 2011 5:24pm CST
Elizabeth Sladen, one of the Doctor's companions, and one of the fan's favorite companions, passed away. http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/04/dwn190411204508-elisabeth-sladen-1948.html because I'm having massive computer problems right now, I can't actually access the site, I can't actually access many sites right now, but one of the few I can is Twitter and that's where I first heard the news. Since I don't see a discussion, but I may have missed it, I thought I would start one to alert other Whovians of this sad news. I know Sarah Jane was one of my favorite companions. I enjoyed the Sarah Jane Adventures that the Beeb has been doing. So, did you like Sarah Jane if not, who was/is your favorite companion?
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
For me ask in the prayer by Jehovah God that he can heal your heart for this time now.
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I never got to meet the actress, but I always admired her work.
20 Apr 11
Oh no, thats so sad!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Apr 11
Oh my God, I'm genuinely shocked by this sad news and there was no mention of it on Sh*te News either..unless I missed it. She's only a couple of years younger than my Mum.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
20 Apr 11
I don't think John knows as he's gone to bed and never mentioned it (they're all banned from using the internet at work) as I bet he would've told me about it if he knew.
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• United States
16 Jun 11
I wish they would have made a bigger deal about this on BBC America. A marathon of classic episodes would have been a perfect tribute. She barely even got a mention over here. She was the best.
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
16 Jun 11
You are right, that would've been the PERFECT tribute - and I'm sorry it didn't get better coverage over there - she wasn't my FIRST companion, but she was up there in the top 3 of my favs, maybe even #1
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Sarah Jane was the Doctor's companion when I first watched Dr. Who with Tom Baker in 1978-79 when I was in Ames, IA. My apartment only had broadcast TV then and there were only 4 channels. Dr. Who came on at 10PM on PBS opposite the local news and was usually more entertaining than the news. I thought it was grat after all those years that they gave her her own show. The Sarah Jane Adventures was, I thought, a great show for both adults and children. I only wish that the Sy Fy channel or BBC America would have shown more of the series than they did. Elisabeth Sladen (correct spelling of first name) will be missed.
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Leela was my first, but I saw her episode at a con. Sarah Jane was my first on TV
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I am very sorry to hear that. I do not know anything about it. I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I am sorry for your loss.
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Thanks steph, I never got to meet her, I would've liked to. Long time no see, glad you are still around!
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
19 Apr 11
How sad! I never got to see her except in her 2006 appearance in School Reunion--it was on some old episodes recently--and she had K9 with her. I remember K9 from the Tom Baker days, I believe Romana was his companion then. If her series comes on BBC America I'll be sure to watch it. I did like what I saw of her character in that one episode. I couldn't choose a favorite companion as I started watching when Baker was Dr and stopped when he was in the role, too. I only recently caught up with the new series with David Tennant, recently taken over by what's-his-name...Matthews?! I haven't bonded with the new doctor yet but I do like Amy Pond.
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
19 Apr 11
I hope BBC America will run it, but it remains to be seen... further investigation got me a link that it was cancer... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13137674 I like Matt Smith, there's a lot to recommend him!