Elisabeth Sladen passed away April 19, 2011.
Ms. Sladen first appeared as Sarah Jane in Doctor Who in 1973 alongside the Third Doctor Jon Pertwee and stayed for three and half seasons working alongside Mr. Pertwee and the Fourth Doctor Tom Baker. She returned to the role on numerous occasions over the years and, in 2007, was given her own spin-off series on BBC – The Sarah Jane Adventures – where she would appear alongside new Doctors David Tennant and Matt Smith.
Ms. Sladen had been suffering from cancer. She leaves behind her husband Brian and daughter Sadie.