The universe is little less bright because a beautiful star has gone out. Mary Tamm played the Time Lord Romana on Doctor Who. Tom Baker was my first Doctor. Romana was my first Who companion. Tamm appeared with Baker in six stories in the late 1970′s.
My first episode was The Pirate Planet. It was the second storyline in the ongoing Key to Time epic in which The White Guardian gave the Doctor a female Time Lord, Romana, to assist in his quest to find segments that would create the Key to Time and restore balance to the universe. I think my favorite episode with her was The Stones of Blood.
Mary Tamm died at age 62 after a battle with cancer. I will always have a special place in my geek heart for her as Romana, my first Doctor Who companion.