Former 'Doctor Who' star dies

Former 'Doctor Who' star Caroline John passed away on June 5 and her funeral was held yesterday (20.06.12)

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Former 'Doctor Who' star Caroline John has died.

Although the 72-year-old actress passed away on June 5, her death was only confirmed via an announcement on the official Doctor Who twitter account today (21.06.12).

The tweet said: "It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Caroline John who played companion Liz Shaw in 1970. She passed away on the 5th June."

The funeral for British actress - who played assistant Liz Shaw opposite Jon Pertwee in the BBC series in 1970 and reprised her role in1983 - was held in south west London yesterday (20.06.12).

David Parkinson of Big Finish Productions paid tribute to the late star saying: "Carry was always delighted to return to Liz Shaw and reprised the role several times in our audio series 'Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles'.

"She was a brilliant actress and a lovely, kind soul who was a joy to be around and who was interested in everyone. She will be greatly missed."

In recent years, Caroline appeared in episodes of 'Doctors', 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Silent Witness'.

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