Cutter John wrote:
I'm actually rather impressed. I don't recall there ever being quite this much an outpouring of emotions from the fans and the media for any other Who actors death.
Probably because of her role in the SJA and still had the very current performances in Doctor Who.
When William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton passd away we didn't have the internet and both weren't involved with Doctor Who at the time.
When Pertwee died, the show has been off the air for 8 years.
Though I thought there might of been a bit more for Nicholas Courtney though - his passing didn't make media outlets in Australia but it was on the the Australian ABC's newsite that I read about Lis Sladen, though it has a vested in interested as it's the broadcaster for Doctor Who.