The Whoniverse just got a lot smaller
It’s a sad day for Doctor Who fans as we learn of the death of Elisabeth Sladen, the wonderful Sarah Jane Smith and my namesake. Sladen passed away yesterday, 19th April, at the age of 63, after a battle with cancer.
Sarah Jane was more than just a companion to the Whoniverse, she was a powerhouse of wit, charm, grace, and compassion, and she brought a light to Doctor Who which can only be comparable to the light Elisabeth Sladen brought to this world. Sarah Jane Smith showed us that one does not need the Doctor in order to save the world, she showed us that there is always hope of seeing old friends again, and she showed us that the best adventures are the ones we make for ourselves. Sarah Jane’s loss will reverberate throughout the Whoniverse, and Elisabeth’s will be felt across the globe.
As Russel T. Davies puts it in this BBC article, “The universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith; the world was lucky to have Lis.”
Here’s one for the road.