Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry And John Barrowman Pay Tribute To Sladen

British comic Stephen Fry and actor/singer John Barrowman have led tributes to former Doctor Who star Elisabeth Sladen, who died on Tuesday (19Apr11).
The actress, who played Sarah Jane Smith, the sidekick of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker's time-travelling doctors for a decade, passed away at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer.
Fry has paid his respects to the star, writing on Twitter.com, "What terribly sad news about Elisabeth Sladen - her Sarah Jane was part of my childhood. Deepest sympathy to her family."
And Barrowman, who co-starred with Sladen when she returned to the show in 2006, 'Tweets', "Elisabeth Sladen Matriarch of Dr Who - I loved my time on the Tardis with her. I am proud to have worked with such an icon of the sci fi world. Your Dr Who family are very sad and will miss you and your beautiful smile. (Doctor Who writer) Rtd (Russell T. Davies) called me this morning when I woke up. She lived in my flat in Cardiff when she was filming Sja (spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures).
"She was a delight. Can't tell you how sad I am. I wanted to let you know I got the news as a lot of you were concerned. I'm off to chill, I hope you understand."


Contactmusic

Tags: Stephen Fry - John Barrowman - Doctor Who

Advertisement

More Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry Reveals He Took Cocaine In Buckingham Palace and House of Lords

Writer and presenter Stephen Fry has confessed to consuming cocaine at both Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords. In his new autobiography, the ‘QI’...

Stephen Fry is in Martin Scorsese's New Movie, 'Tomorrow'

Stephen Fry and the singer-songwriter Joss Stone are among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced Tomorrow, the directorial debut of Martha Pinson, his long-time...

Stars Pay Tribute To Donald Sinden, British Stage & Film Actor, Who Died Aged 90

Sir Donald Sinden, the prolific British stage and film actor, has died at the age of 90 after battling cancer.Sir Donald Sinden at the UK...

Patsy Byrne, Actress Best Known As Nursie In 'Blackadder II', Dies Aged 80

Patsy Byrne, the British actress best known for her role as Nursie in Blackadder II, has died at the age of 80.Rowan Atkinson starred alongside...

Advertisement

Celebrities Blossom & Bloom At Chelsea Flower Show VIP Preview [Pictures]

Following a week of sultry temperate and – for Britain – near tropical climes, the celebrities were out en masse to take in the sights...

New '24: Live Another Day' Teaser: "There’s No Going Home For Me"

Jack Bauer steps back into the breech once more as 24 returns with Live Another Day. Now a fugitive, being hunted by most of the...

The 2014 BAFTAs Run Like The Oscars' Older, Funnier Sister

As the British equivalent to the Oscars, last night’s BAFTAs were obviously a glamorous affair. In between bouts of Stephen Fry’s self deprecating humor (“[Oprah’s]...

'24: Live Another Day' Will Feature Stephen Fry as Prime Minister

The new season of 24 has been grabbing headlines on both sides of the Atlantic over the past month. London is at the center of...

Advertisement

Comments

Abbynormal's picture

Abbynormal

I find my self crying for someone I didn't even know, save for a face on the screen. I don't know why this affects me so. There was just something about her face and demeanor that just always gave you warm fuzzies. I'm so saddened that we had to lose her so young. Condolences to her family. RIP beautiful lady.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322489951

3 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

Annie Greenberg's picture

Annie Greenberg

My heart is saddened by the loss of Ms. Sladen. I loved watching her on Dr. Who...she will be terribly missed.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322519022

3 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

Stephen Fry Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stephen Fry

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All