Acting Legend Diana Rigg Dead at 82

Acting legend Diana Rigg has passed away at the age of 82.

The star, best known for her roles in ‘The Avengers,’ ‘James Bond,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and as the host of the PBS series ‘Mystery’ passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday.

As Deadline reports:

English actress Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82, her representatives have confirmed.

A celebrated and award-winning performer on stage and screen, Rigg was known for her TV roles in The Avengers and Games Of Thrones, and in film as Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Her theater work included a 1992 production of Greek tragedy Medea, for which she won a Tony in the title role, and a 1987 staging of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Follies.

“Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed,” her agent Simon Beresford said.

“My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family. She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words,” added Rigg’s daughter Rachael Stirling.

 

 

 

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Allen
Allen
15 days ago

Aw, shoot, I loved Diana Rigg in the Avengers. May she rest in peace.

catherine
15 days ago

Lastima! RIP Diana

Larry Larson
Larry Larson
15 days ago

This is truly a shame. I loved her in every performance I witnessed. Rest in peace Miss Rigg.

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
15 days ago

I thought she was outstanding in the James Bond flick ” On Her Majesty’s Secret Service “. R.I.P.

Joseph Corvino
Joseph Corvino
15 days ago

We have lost a beautiful soul. She will be missed. May God grant her peace.

R Frerith
R Frerith
14 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Corvino

Light is and always shall be greater than darkness. We mourn, she shines I shall miss you Mrs. Peel.

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