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Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson dies aged 95

It is with sadness that we report the death of Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson at the age of 95. The Melbourne-born composer wrote incidental music for 62 Doctor Who stories – over 290 episodes – making him one of the most significant and prolific contributors of the show’s history. Simpson’s time on Doctor Who…

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Deborah Watling dies aged 69

We are sad to report that Deborah Watling, who played companion Victoria, has died aged 69 following a short battle with cancer. Watling made her name as a child actress, appearing as a regular character in ITV’s The Invisible Man series. She then went on to appear in several TV and film roles, but it’s…

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Trevor Baxter dies aged 84

We are sad to report that Trevor Baxter, known to Whovians as Professor George Litefoot, has died aged 84. Trevor Baxter first appeared in the 1977 Fourth Doctor story The Talons of Weng-Chiang, alongside Christopher Benjamin as Henry Gordon Jago. Together the two went on to have their own series of Big Finish audio dramas…

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Oldest Doctor Who Actress, Zohra Sehgal, Dies Aged 102

Zohra Sehgal, known to many as The Grand Old Lady Of Bollywood, sadly died yesterday after a cardiac arrest. She was cremated today at Lodhi Road crematorium, Delhi. Aged 102, Zohra is now the longest lived actress to appear on Doctor Who. She took part in two stories with the first Doctor, William Hartnell. She…

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Doctor Who Actress Kate O’Mara Dies, Aged 74

It is our sad duty to report that actress Kate O’Mara died earlier today (30th March 2014) aged 74 following a ‘short illness’. Most of us will know O’Mara for playing the renegade Timelord, The Rani, in The Mark of the Rani and Time and the Rani, but she was also known for playing Cassandra…

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Doctor Who Designer Ken Trew Dies, Aged 77

It is our sad duty to report that another unsung hero of Doctor Who, former BBC costume designer Ken Trew, has died at the age of 77. Trew was well known for designing the Seventh Doctor’s costume, recreating the Third Doctor’s costume and designing the first costume for Roger Delgado’s Master. Trew had a long…

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Doctor Who Dalek Designer Ray Cusick Dies, Aged 84

It is with the deepest regret that The Gallifrey Times have to report that the man who designed the Daleks, Ray Cusick, has died aged 84 after a short illness. His daughter, Claire Heawood, confirmed that he died of a heart failure in his sleep on Thursday. As you will know, The Daleks have become…

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Obituary: Neil Armstrong Has Died, Aged 82

Neil Armstrong, a man who achieved true immortality on July 21st 1969 when he became the first human being to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82. His speech, of course, is legendary. The footage, so widely watched and well known. Even Doctor Who used its power as one of the…

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Doctor Who Companion Mary Tamm Dies

It is with the deepest regret that The Gallifrey Times have to announce that Mary Tamm, known to most for playing The Fourth Doctor’s companion, ‘Romana’ has died aged 62. The actress, who was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, had been fighting a long battle with cancer and died this morning in a London hospital.…

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