# Posted: 22 Jun 2012 09:45 · Edited by: generalmax
British actress Caroline John, known to many for playing Doctor Who companion Liz Shaw, has died at the age of 71.
A funeral was held in south-west London on Wednesday for the Yorkshire-born actress, who starred opposite Jon Pertwee's Doctor in the BBC series.
Caroline John was Jon Pertwee's first assistant during his time as Doctor Who. John played Liz Shaw in Doctor Who adventures in 1970, later reprising her role in 1983's The Five Doctors.
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