It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I report the passing of Mary Tamm. She lost her battle with cancer and has died in her South London home at the age of 62. She was best known to this uber geek for her role in Doctor Who as Romana, a companion of the Doctor and Princess Strella from 1978 to 1979. She also appeared in such mainstays as Coronation Street, The Bill, an episode of Casualty and even my all time favourite EastEnders.
Agent Barry Langford, who confirmed the news today, said she had a "zest for life".
"She was a darling companion and wonderfully witty and kind," said Tom Baker,
who played the fourth Doctor alongside Tamm. "I'm so sorry to hear of her death."