|Mary Tamm 1950-2012.|
I am very sad to announce that Mary Tamm has died aged 62. The actress, who was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, fought a long battle with cancer and died in hospital in London. Tamm appeared as Tom Baker's Doctor's companion, Romana in Doctor Who for one season in 1978-9. She leaves behind husband Marcus Ringrose, daughter Lauren and seven-year-old grandson Max.
Her agent Barry Langford revealed that Tamm had been saddened by the recent deaths of contemporaries Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, and Angharad Rees, who died last weekend.
He said: "All of these people who she knew were going."
This is sadly true as we add Mary Tamm, to the other we have lost in the past few years including: Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Philip Madoc and Caroline John. As all of these wonderful performers, Mary Tamm will be sorely missed.