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‘Game of Thrones’ star and Bond girl Diana Rigg has died at 82

Emmy Award-winning star Diana Rigg, who is best known for her roles in The Avengers, James Bond, and Game of Thrones, has passed away aged 82.

Diana Rigg was an icon of the ’60s and the news of her passing has reminded us how brilliant her career was.

Starring as the luminous Emma Peel in the British TV show The Avengers, James Bond‘s love interest in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thronesher career has spanned decades.

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My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family,” Rigg’s daughter Rachel Stirling wrote, continuing on to explain that the actress “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.”

Indeed, her roles in The Avengers and Game of Thrones earned her six Emmy nominations, whilst her portrayal of Mrs Danvers in the PBS miniseries Rebecca won her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries. 

Costars and fans have been celebrating her life all over Twitter:

Rest in Peace, Diana Rigg.