- Jackie Lane has died at age 79.
- She is best known for appearing in the ’60s ‘Doctor Who’ series.
- A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
It has been reported that Jackie Lane, who was known for her role in the original TV series Doctor Who, has died at the age of 79. She appeared William Hartnell’s first Doctor in the role of Dodo Chaplet. The official Twitter account for the TV show tweeted out the sad news, saying, “We’re sad to hear that Jackie Lane has passed away, she played the First Doctor’s companion Dodo Chaplet.”
Lane joined the third season of the show in 1966. Despite being a fan favorite, Lane only appeared in 19 episodes and many believed that she had a departure from the show that she did not deserve.
Remembering Jackie Lane
We’re sad to hear that Jackie Lane has passed away, she played the First Doctor’s companion Dodo Chaplet ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2PzirZvwP5
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) June 23, 2021
Despite Lane’s early exit from the show, she returned a number of times to the franchise in various ways and also recorded a special message for the 50th anniversary of the show. According to MovieWeb.com, an outpouring of tributes from fans have surfaced including, “Very very upset to see the sad news about Doctor Who companion Jackie Lane. I can’t lie, I’ve always liked Dodo, and she was in a cracking run of stories. May she RIP.”
Another one added, “Incredibly sad to hear news of the passing of Jackie Lane. Many a Doctor Who fan would consider her adventures in space and time as one of the many comfort eras of the programme, and several of her stories as some of the very best it had to offer.”