Today I'm sad to report the passing of Elisabeth Sladen, best known as Sarah Jane Smith on the long running BBC series Dr. Who and its spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures. I started watching Dr. Who back in the late 70s/early 80s (in syndication and on PBS) and the first episodes I saw were those featuring 4th Doctor Tom Baker (he of the long scarf and floppy hat) with Sladen as his feisty, independent traveling companion. I loved the show, and have been a fan ever since. My sincere condolences go out to her family, friends & colleagues. She will be missed. You can read more about Elisabeth Sladen in the link below.