Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Apr. 20): Remembering Elisabeth Sladen

Elisabeth Sladen in 1973 in The Radio Times

Remembrances and condolences for Elisabeth Sladen are trending on Twitter in the UK.

Colleagues and fans alike were saddened by the death of the 63-year-old actress, who played Doctor Who companion Sarah Jane Smith for four decades.

Tweets reflected their sorrow and their appreciation of her work.

SFXmagazine: SFX is shocked at saddened at the news of Elisabeth Sladen’s death. So charming, so lovely, so amazing. Goodbye Lis. You were fantastic

SFXmagazine: Lis Sladen would take a moment, on a hot summer’s day set visit, to ask if the journos had water. Little things like that summed her up.

DWMtweets: With great sadness, DWM must report the loss of our beloved Sarah Jane, actress Elisabeth Sladen. The best of best friends. Too, too sad.

RadioTimes: Interactive timeline of Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith: bit.ly/fc3PZ6

RadioTimes: We had a rummage in our archives today, found some wonderful photos of Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane: bit.ly/g9hp8K

stephenfry: What terribly sad news about Elisabeth Sladen – her Sarah Jane was part of my childhood. Deepest sympathy to her family.

neilhimself: It looks like the Lis Sladen news is official. Big sadness. Rest in Peace

IonaPinter139: Don’t forget me, Sarah Jane “No-one will ever forget you, Doctor” No-one will ever forget you, Sarah Jane Smith. RIP Elisabeth Sladen.

jogallagher18: 70′s Dr Who fans and todays Sarah Jane Adventures fans will all be sad. Talk about bridging the generations RIP

cyberadam26: My condolences to the family and friends of Elisabeth Sladen. We will all miss Sarah Jane Smith. :(

PoetoftheSphere‎: “Yes, some things are worth getting your heart broken for.” -Sarah Jane Smith — RIP Elisabeth Sladen :(