BBC America’s Doctor Who this weekend will remember beloved franchise alumna Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 63, following a long fight with cancer. A spokesperson for BBC America tells TVLine that Sladen’s passing will be acknowledged during Doctor Who ‘s Season 6 premiere, airing this Saturday at 9/8c.
It’s only fitting she should have a tribute since she’s as important to the WHOniverse as The Doctor himself. Rarely do people take a role such as this and truly transform it. She opened the door for all the recent companions and set the bar quite high. Elisabeth Sladen, you brought much to the show, the genre and through that to the world. You will be missed.