Deaths 2022

Deaths 2021

Deaths 2020

Deaths 2019

Deaths 2018

Deaths 2017

Deaths 2016

Deaths 2015

Deaths 2014

Deaths 2013

Deaths 2012

Deaths 2011

Deaths 2010

Deaths 2009

Full list by date of death

Elisabeth Sladen


Born - 1 February 1948, Liverpool, England, UK
Died - 19 April 2011

Dark-haired, brown-eyed English actress with girlish good looks, imperishably associated with the popular character of Sarah Jane Smith in the Doctor Who TV series, a role she played on and off for 37 years. There were a couple of early films - Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), Duffy (1968) - before she played Doctor Who's charismatic assistant for the first time in 1973. That lasted for 81 episodes and four years. She was in Silver Dream Racer (1980), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982) and a TV movie version of Alice in Wonderland (1985, as the dormouse), before playing Sarah Jane again in the video Downtime (1995). The character finally got its own series in The Sarah Jane Adventures, a series that started in 2006 and was still running at the time of Sladen's early death from cancer.