It is with great sadness that we must announce that Elisabeth Sladen, who played quite possibly the Doctor’s greatest companion, has passed away at the age of 63. Born February 1, 1948, Sladen enjoyed a career that spanned over 50 years. Elisabeth joined Doctor Who in 1973 as Sarah Jane, a youthful reporter that joined the Doctor on the TARDIS until 1976. She returned to the character in 2006 then continued on her own spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which recently finished filming a fifth season.
She is survived by her husband Brian and daughter Sadie. Farewell Miss Sladen.