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Mary Tamm RIP

Post by codywillis1 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:10 am

Mary Tamm has died of cancer aged just 62.

If you'll pardon my French, f**k. Sad

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:16 am

Just learned this myself. A sad day-and at 62, Mary was far too young to be taken from us. This really is turning out to be another lousy year for the Doctor Who 'family'.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:04 pm

A sad loss. Sixty-two is indeed too young. She will be missed.

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Post by alanultron5 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:43 pm

I didn't catch much of the season that Mary was in (Season 16-`Key to Time`) but I can recall Mary's time enough to say I thought she did her work well and was a good enough `companion` for me!

Both Mary and Caroline John were in `Dr Who` for just one full season , but thankfully their work in Dr Who can be enjoyed for generations of fans.

Hopefully, the Dr Who Magazine will give Mary as good a `career review` as the superb one they have afforded to Caroline in this months magazine! I think It does Caroline proud.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:10 pm

Still a shame she wasn't around to see it. Caroline, like Mary Tamm, rarely seemed to engage with Who fandom in the way that some others did, and as a result I think they tended to be less well known, which is a real pity.

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Post by alanultron5 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:09 pm

Reading the tribute in the Dr Who Magazine, the way Caroline left the series certainly knocked her confidence! It is amazing that Terrance Dicks still holds such outdated views about female companions even to this day!

Caroline was persuaded to go to conventions in the 90s and realised that fans certainly appreciated what she brought to the show.

Caroline has contributed to Dr Who recently via big finish audios and other projects such as the Liz Sladen bio reading.

I can't recall if Mary Tamm had reprised Romana 1 on big finish or other medium for Dr Who- but she too will be remembered fondly by fans of the show i'm sure!

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:33 pm

Mary Tamm stars as Romana in the most recently recorded series of Big Finish audios featuring Tom Baker's Doctor, recorded shortly before her death. They're due out over the next few months.

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Post by alanultron5 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:01 pm

Thanks Tony! It's good to know she contributed to those.

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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:58 am

Mary Tamm's husband has apparently died of a heart attack just hours after her funeral.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:44 am

Is it possible to literally die of a broken heart? I can't help feeling this was the case, here...

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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:04 am

I imagine the stress of losing someone you love could certainly result in a heart attack. Quite horrible, especially for the rest of the family.

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Post by alanultron5 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:27 pm

Yes! Awful news! It can happen though. On my Dad's side, when my Nan died in early 1975 my Grandad only lived about two weeks more! Losing the will to live, is sadly, quite real.

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