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.
Diana Rigg, who starred in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ has sadly passed away at 82 from cancer. pic.twitter.com/8OCZLgoi63
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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.