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Dr Who Star Liz, 63, Loses Cancer Fight (2011)

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Adventures Over For Sarah-Jane

DOCTOR WHO actress Elisabeth Sladen has died at the age of 63 after losing a battle with cancer.

The children's favourite, who also starred in spin-off CBBC show The Sarah Jane Adventures, passed away yesterday.

She was a regular on BBC's Doctor Who with both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker in the title role.

She reprised her role many times, gaining a following through generations.

Elisabeth first joined the sci-fi show in 1973 and stayed for three-and-a-half seasons before leaving in 1976.

After numerous guest appearances through the 80s and 90s, Elisabeth returned in 2006, acting opposite the then Doctor David Tennant in an episode titled School Reunion.

Finale She was then asked to front The Sarah Jane Adventures, written by Russell. T Davies for CBBC.

The show ran for four series, with a fifth scheduled to air later in 2011.

Elisabeth was such a big hit when she returned for two episodes of Doctor Who's 2008 series finale Stolen Earth and Journey's End that editors commissioned a show to keep her character on screen.

The actress has been married since 1968 to actor Brian Miller. Their daughter, Sadie Miller, appeared with her in the range of Sarah Jane Smith audio plays by Big Finish Productions. Last night, Doctor Who Magazine 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."

Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell said: "Very sorry to hear about Elisabeth Sladen, a great actor, special to everyone of my generation and a whole new one."

Many fans posted tributes to the popular actress.

One said: "Everything has its time and everything ends. I wish Elisabeth Sladen's time hadn't but she used it to make other people's so much better."

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