‘Doctor Who’ Star Elisabeth Sladen Dies at 63

by | April 19, 2011 at 4:47 PM | Celebrity Deaths, TV News

'Doctor Who' Star Elisabeth Sladen (Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

'Doctor Who' Star Elisabeth Sladen (Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON – Elisabeth Sladen, a star of the “Doctor Who” series and children’s show actress has died. She was 63.

The BBC says the Liverpool-born Sladen died from cancer on Monday.

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Sladen joined the broadcaster in 1973 as Doctor Who’s assistant Sarah Jane Smith, opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.

Sladen went on to star in spin-off “The Sarah Jane Adventures,” four series of which were carried on the BBC’s children’s channel, CBBC.

The BBC said in a statement Tuesday that Sladen was survived by a husband, actor Brian Miller, and a daughter, Sadie.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

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