The BBC is reporting that Elisabeth Sladen, better known as Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures series — has died today at the age of 63. She had been battling cancer for some time.
Elizabeth Sladen was part of everything that was great about DOCTOR WHO. One of the series’ most popular characters.
The creator of The Sarah Jane Adventures Russell T Davies said: “I absolutely loved Lis. She was funny and cheeky and clever and just simply wonderful. The universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith; the world was lucky to have Lis.”
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer said: “‘Never meet your heroes’ wise people say. They weren’t thinking of Lis Sladen.
Sometimes it almost seems like some people will live forever, and when they actually die…?
Fuck you, cancer.
I’m not crying. That’s dirt in my eyes. A lot of dirt.