Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies

By | September 11, 2020

English Actress Dame Diana Rigg, who played the roles of Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 82. 

Her daughter Rachael Stirling confirmed the demise, saying she died of cancer after being diagnosed in March.

“She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter, and deep pride in her profession,” she added.

Stirling earlier announced the news by writing: “My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family. I will miss her beyond words.”

Dame Diana is the only woman who became Mrs. James Bond.

She appeared as Tracy, who married George Lazenby’s 007 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. On the other hand, Dame Diana also appeared as the Duchess of Buccleuch in ITV’s Victoria and Mrs. Pumphrey in Channel 5’s new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.

The Game of Throne’s official account paid homage to the great actress.

Sir Tom Stoppard also paid tribute to her. He remembered her “luminous” talent, while fellow playwright Sir David Hare said the actress had a “dazzling change of direction in middle age as a great classical actor”.

Others also expressed grief over Diana’s demise.

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