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.
With production for The Avengers less than two weeks away, you’d think that either the shooting schedule or the $150 million budget would be foremost on the mind of director Joss Whedon. Nope. Our geek hero is still thinking about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Best of all, when asked if he would bring Dr. Horrible to Broadway, like Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Whedon told the New York Times, “I would say my heart is more in the idea of the sequel.”
He then continued to give us something to live for:
We’ve got several songs near completion and we’ve got a very specific structure. We’ve just all got jobs. And it’s not like Neil [Patrick Harris], Nathan [Fillion] and Felicia [Day] ain’t busy either. We get together at Christmas and family occasions, and then play each other our partial songs and go, “Yup, that’s still exactly as it was the last time we played it. We’re great.”