The BBC has confirmed that Elisabeth Sladen, who was well known for having played Sarah Jane Smith in the original Doctor Who series and the recent revival, as well as the spinoff series Sarah Jane Adventures, has passed away at the age of 63. Though the official cause of death has not been released, she had been being treated for cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Brian Miller and a daughter.

We, the staff of Bureau42.com, would like to offer our condolences to Mr. Miller and his daughter. Mrs. Sladen was an extremely talented actress, and she will be missed by the legions of Doctor Who fans.