Sunday, August 14, 2016

R.I.P. Sagan Lewis, St. Elsewhere's Dr. Jacqueline Wade

The actress and wife of showrunner Tom Fontana passed away from cancer at age 63 on August 7.


The St. Elsewhere Experience is saddened to report the passing of actress Sagan Lewis, who played Dr. Jacqueline Wade on St. Elsewhere on all six seasons of the show.

Jackie and Sagan were personal favourites of mine. I love that they expanded her role over the course of the series. I also once found a discussion thread somewhere where two women discovered they were both named Sagan after Sagan Lewis. I wonder how many more there are?

Lewis was 63, and last year re-married her ex, St. Elsewhere writer/producer/showrunner Tom Fontana. Our prayers are with her family and friends at this time of mourning.

Variety - Sagan Lewis, 'St. Elsewhere' actress, Dies at 63

Entertainment Weekly - Sagan Lewis, St. Elsewhere star, dies at 63