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20 April 2011 @ 11:46 am
Everything has its time. And everything ends.  
Goodness, what a shock. Elisabeth Sladen has lost a fight to cancer and passed away yesterday. I am so saddened by this news. Sarah Jane was always a character who I admired and loved - even more so over the last few years, with the Sarah Jane Adventures being such brilliant television. Lis herself seemed such a feisty fun lady - I saw her for the first time at last years SFX weekender, and I liked her a great deal. She always looked so fit and healthy, so fantastic for her age, I could never have believed this news if you'd asked me even a week ago. SJA was due to film the second half of season 5 this Spring, who knows if we'll even see the stories already in the can. *mourns*

Elisabeth Sladen RIP
 
 
 
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Valderys: Two/Brig - old friendsvalderys on April 21st, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
I know - it seems so sudden, and more unbelieable for it. You know when you're mixing people and characters in your head though, when my first thought was, oh my god, poor Luke, how will he cope!
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prochytes: Lukeprochytes on April 20th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
She was a very talented lady, and Sarah Jane was a stand-out Companion, amongst all the awesome ones that there have been.

I never wanted this icon to be this appropriate. RIP.
Valderys: Two/Brig - old friendsvalderys on April 21st, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
I still have a hard time believing it - 63 is not that old, and certainly not for such a healthy and fit seeming person. Worrying for us all.
prochytesprochytes on April 21st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
The Romans thought of 63 as the Grand Climacteric - the zenith or consummation or turning-point of one's life. No age to go.
Malk: Pierrotmr_malk on April 21st, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Hell of a shock. I don't know if the fact that she had cancer was common knowledge, but it hadn't reached me. First I knew of it was hearing the sober, obiturial tones on the TV news, and turning round to see Sarah Jane's picture on the screen.

Very sad, and feels quite unreal, especially as she is part of my kids' childhood memories now, as well as my own. They don't know yet, and I can't say I'm in a hurry to tell them. I do try to be plain and honest with them about difficult subjects, but I'm not sure I want to enhance their knowledge of their own mortality in quite that way just at the moment.