Best known for role as Supreme Commander Servalan in the popular BBC science fiction series Blake’s 7, Jacqueline Pearce has died at the age of 74 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, according to the Press Association, via Lizo Mzimba on Twitter.
Terribly sad news. Blake’s 7 star Jacqueline Pearce who played Servalan has died at the age of 74 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, the Press Association has reported pic.twitter.com/UM2poojoBB
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) September 3, 2018
Along with many audio roles on Big Finish, Pearce played Chessene of the Franzine Grig on Doctor Who: The Two Doctors.
Tributes to Pearce are appearing on Twitter by those who knew, worked with and admired her.
Very sad news about the magnificent Jacqueline Pearce. She was wonderful, both on screen and off. I know several friends who knew and loved her dearly. RIP Servalan pic.twitter.com/Ljx3HqGpX4
— Tom Spilsbury (@TomSpilsbury) September 3, 2018
So sad to hear of Jacqueline Pearce’s death at the age of 74. I fell in love with her as a callow youth when I saw her in The Reptile (still my favourite Hammer movie), and then of course she went on to enduring fame as Servalan, one of SF TV’s most ruthless & memorable villains. pic.twitter.com/L73HaNKUDE
— Mark Morris (@MarkMorris10) September 3, 2018
RIP Jacqueline Pearce. A fine actor and, by all accounts, a thoroughly wonderful woman. pic.twitter.com/neQrU05lTg
— Edward Russell (@edwardrussell) September 3, 2018
— Pete McTighe (@PeteMcTighe) September 3, 2018
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our colleague and friend, Jacqueline Pearce, who has passed away at her home in Lancashire. She will be missed by all. -> https://t.co/x8zQZihNJV pic.twitter.com/VinUx0is5B
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) September 3, 2018
RIP Jacqueline Pearce of Blake’s 7 fame. No one kicked butt in a dangerous universe better than Servalan in shoulder pads and a feather boa! No argument…1970s sci fi on TV was camp, and the best! pic.twitter.com/OwRNiJ7wbo
— Nick Cannon (@nickycafc) September 3, 2018
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Jacqueline Pearce. I loved her as an actress and she was a really lovely person. pic.twitter.com/fwPEeM1frl
— Jenny 🌻 (@bluebox99) September 3, 2018
Jacqueline Pearce; beautiful, accomplished actor, good friend and wonderful person. Rest in peace.