Mary Tamm, the first actress to play the role of Romana on “Doctor Who,” died after an 18-month battle against cancer. She was 62.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Doctor Who legend Mary Tamm who played the Time Lord Romana – http://t.co/fNqzTimm
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 26, 2012
Tamm played Romana opposite the fourth Doctor Who, portrayed by Tom Baker.
Tom Baker pays tribute to Mary Tamm: “She was a darling companion and wonderfully witty and kind. I'm so sorry to hear of her death."
— Tim Masters (@timesmarts) July 26, 2012
Sad to hear of Mary Tamm's death. She'd recently recorded some Big Finish audios with Tom Baker for release next year.
— MerseyMal (@MerseyMal) July 26, 2012
Fans and friends took to Twitter to mourn the loss and celebrate her life.
— Barnaby Edwards (@BarnabyEdwards) July 26, 2012
Just heard the terrible news that Mary Tamm has died. Completely shocked. Very sad. Thoughts go to Marcus & Lauren. RIP Mary.
— Nicola Bryant (@thenicolabryant) July 26, 2012
Just heard Mary Tamm died. She played the splendidly fabulous Romana in Doctor Who. Thanks for a childhood of awesomeness. #vale
— Michael Idato (@michaelidato) July 26, 2012
Shellshocked to hear Mary Tamm is gone. A funny, caring, talented, lovely and down to earth lady. My heart goes out to Marcus and Lauren
— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) July 26, 2012
Mary Tamm – How sad! A brave, beautiful woman, she will be greatly missed. I'm grateful to have known her. Love Anneke x
— Anneke Wills (@AnnekeWills) July 26, 2012
Mary Tamm now. Another tragedy. What an awful year it's been to be a Doctor Who fan. This terrible silence, slowly rolling over it all.
— Gary Gillatt (@Gary_Gillatt) July 26, 2012
"I do wish you'd stop treating me like a child, Doctor. I'm nearly 140, you know." RIP Mary Tamm, the First Time Lady of the TARDIS, Romana.
— AKA (@_AKA_) July 26, 2012
RIP Mary Tamm – You'll never be forgotten. Stapled in the history of Doctor Who forever. You put the Lady in Time Lady.
— Confidential (@SaveDWC) July 26, 2012
Farewell to Mary Tamm, Time Lady Romana. Travel safely, wherever you may be bound. With love from all at FP.
— Forbidden Planet (@ForbiddenPlanet) July 26, 2012
RIP MARY TAMM – Romana 1, the Doctor met his match in her first ever episode! http://t.co/KzrynRJQ
— Mikeeeee (@Michael_Snooze) July 26, 2012