William Russell RIP

Its been announced that William Russell, the one and only Ian Chesterton has died aged 99.

Sad times.

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Rip William Russell. He played a phenomenal companion.

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I would’ve loved to have seen him reach 100. Hopefully it was a peaceful passing.

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I am truly lost for words. All I can say is that I would have hoped that he was able to reach 100 like others here have already pointed out. Still, 99 is an incredible age, I also hope his passing was peaceful. Rest in Peace for an amazing Actor

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Rest in peace William Russell,
The one and only Sir Ian, Knight of Jaffa

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RIP. Ian and Barbara are generally one of my favourite companions, and William Russel played Ian fantastically. I already quite like “The Power of the Doctor”, but now I’m even more thankful that the show managed to pay him respect in 2022. Hope it was a peaceful passing, as other had said

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What an icon. He will be missed.

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Ian was one of my favourite companions, it’s tragic to hear of his passing.

RIP William Russell

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Rest in peace William Russell. How amazing was it that we got to see him in the 60th anniversary episode.

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RIP William Russell, easily my favourite companion and one of the coolest in general.

Atleast we got to see him one last time in The Power of the Doctor.

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Oh my [EXPLETIVE REDACTED] word this was not the news I wanted to see first thing on the forums. Rest in peace, William, truly the originator.

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This came really unexpectedly. With his recent appearance he still felt so alive and like we might get to see him even more. Rest in peace William Russell.

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Oh my God! What terrible news to end this beautiful day with! This made me properly sad :cry: Ian is such a wonderful companion, father figure and the de-facto action hero of the early days of the show. That said, 99 is a respectable age to get to, so I wish him peace and solitude wherever he is now :heart:

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99 and still somehow gone too soon.

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This is very sad indeed. He will be missed.

My dear, poor Chesterfield, er, Chessington, er Chippendale… RIP Ian.

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RIP. :cry:

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I think that’s the perfect clip to remember Russell by. Thank you for sharing it.

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No problem. Their return to their own time always was one of these moments, and the Doctor at the end…

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So very sad :cry: I’m glad we saw him one last time in the Power of the Doctor, and I believe he broke records then for longest returning character. RIP.

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God, he was a large part of what made the show work in the first place. Incredible man, the whoniverse won’t be the same without him.

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