Mary Tamm: 1950 – 2012.
It was with great sadness that I leant this afternoon of Mary Tamm’s death this morning. My thoughts go out to her family, friends and those that knew her. Tom Baker naturally led the tributes; “She was a darling companion and wonderfully witty and kind. I’m so sorry to hear of her death.”
Normally the death of an actor, actress or any member in the public eye doesn’t usually affect me and I certainly don’t engage in the outpouring of grief that seems to be quite popular these days, but that’s usually because I have no emotional connection to them – even with those involved in Doctor Who, and just recently, we’ve had a fair few names go.
Mary Tamm however I do have a connection to, she was the second companion that I ever knew and she appeared in my favourite season of Doctor Who, The Key to Time. There was so much in those episodes that I enjoyed and is probably why a lot of my prop interests circle this era.
I genuinely am saddened.
What a lovely, beautiful lady she was and such a wonderful actress too.