Some Very Sad News from news.whoviannet.co.uk It is with deep regret that we report that Elisabeth Sladen has passed away, at the age of 63.
Sladen made her first appearance as Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who in 1973, and has been a prominent figure in the series since. Her starring role in her own CBBC spin off, The Sarah Jane Adventures, means that she will be remembered by a whole new generation of fans as well as those who followed her story in the Classic Series. It is understood that she passed away following a battle with cancer.
Doctor Who Magazine have tweeted: With great sadness, DWM must report the loss of our beloved Sarah Jane, actress Elisabeth Sladen. The best of best friends. Too, too sad.