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Shortland Street - Death of Sarah Potts

Television (Excerpts) – 2014

Arguably one of the most heartbreaking deaths in Shortland Street history was that of Doctor Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing) in August 2014; it spawned online tribute pages and widespread grief from fans. Potts’ struggles with multiple sclerosis on the show had helped spread awareness of the condition, but it was research on a superbug cure that spelt the end of her decade on the show (she had contracted the bug from a contaminated syringe). These excerpts include her tearful farewell to partner TK Samuels (Ben Mitchell) and their daughter Tillie (Leila Eketone).

I love you so much and I’m so proud of you, but Mummy’s going to have a little rest now and I’m going to say goodbye OK?
– Dr Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing) to her daughter Tillie (Leila Eketone)

Key Cast & Crew

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Richard Barr


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Amanda Billing

As: Doctor Sarah Potts

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Ben Mitchell

As: Doctor TK Samuels

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Simon Bennett


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Ben Marshall


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Kerry-Lee Dewing

As: Nurse Kylie Brown

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