Elisabeth Sladen has died. She was 63.
She was best known for playing "Sarah Jane Smith" on Doctor Who, and on various Who spinoffs. Arguably the most enduringly popular companion, she starred alongside the Third and Fourth doctors, staying on the cast for an uncommonly long four years. She also had her own failed spinoff in the early 80s,, and a prominent role in "The Five Doctors" 20th anniversary special, and a very successful spinoff over the last four years.