Nicholas Courtney - More of your thoughts

Ed Brady: It's very sad to have learned the news of Nicholas Courtney's passing. His character of the Brigadier was a good friend of the Doctor and, as an actor, he was a good friend of Doctor Who the programme and its many loyal followers.

I was lucky enough to have had met Nicholas a few times over the years, at organised events or signings, and he was always kind and polite and had much time for fans that had travelled to see him. He was a true gentleman.

Apart from the many great scenes he had appeared in the show itself, my favourite memory is of him taking the stage to much applause and introducing the opening events that would become the "30 Years of a Timelord" celebration weekend in Hammersmith back in 1993. He was quite rightly the perfect choice to get the celebrations started.

He will be greatly missed.

Mike Purser: Please pass on my sympathies and best wishes to Mr Courtney's family and friends for this great loss. He was much respected and always had time for anyone. A perfect gentlemen. A fantastic supporter of Doctor Who and will be greatly missed.

I have one really fond memory when I had the chance to share a pint with him in a pub at Aldbourne at the Demons Revisited convention in April 1996. He was gracious and entertaining.

Kate Griffiths: I've just seen the horrible news that Nicholas Courtney has died. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but he always seemed a true gentleman. I loved the character of the Brigadier Nick brought him to life and I will always love him for that. A part of Doctor Who will never be the same again.