Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82 today

Dame Diana Rigg at 82 / HBO; Bettmann Archive

Her son, actress Rachael Stirlingsaid that she died of cancer after getting diagnosed with March.”She also spent her past months reflecting her outstanding living, packed with joy, bliss, and profound pride in her profession,” she added.

Dame Diana additionally played with the only real woman who eventually became Mrs. James Bond. Lazenby said he had been”so sad” to know of her passing, whilst Bond manufacturers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also paid tribute.

Game of Thrones account also honoured her.

Dame Diana’s latest characters included the Duchess of Buccleuch at ITV’s Victoria and also Mrs.

Pumphrey at Channel 5’s newest adaptation of Creatures Great and Small. Samuel West, that plays Siegfried from the series, said: “Does not make sense to consider her having expired. She lived the hell from everyone.” I could miss her words”

The others paying tribute comprised Sir Tom Stoppard, who recalled her”luminous” gift, while fellow playwright Sir David Hare claimed that the celebrity had a”dazzling reversal of leadership in mid-age being an excellent classical performer”.

‘ She is gone ‘

Her four Tony awards nominations triggered a triumph because of her searing portrayal at the top role at the point drama Medea in 1994.

Game of Thrones celebrity Nikolaj Coster Waldau, that played with Jaime Lannister,” stated the celebrity” always raised the bar with her unbelievable talent, intellect, and humor. A complete delight and honor to utilize”.

Sherlock writer and celebrity Mark Gatiss fondly remembered dealing with her, even while Stephen Merchant recalled her at a scene by his series. She had been magnificent!! Gratitude into the fantastic Diana Rigg for so many daring, intriguing performances.

However, we wanted more”Baby Driver manager Edgar Wright said that it had been”beyond a joy to use her final picture” – the coming yesterday evening in Soho.”She exceeded all of my greatest expectations, therefore blazingly talented, funny, and fiery. Miss you Dame D.”

Director Jonathan Kent added that the”combination of force of beauty, character, courage and utter mental power, left her great classical actor – among an astounding creation of British point actors”.

He explained: “Her amazing humor and inimitable voice left her unforgettable top figure in British theater.”

Patrick Macnee played John Steed and Rigg played Emma Peel in The Avengers (pictured in 1965) / PA MEDIA

Her representative Simon Beresford said that she “died in the home with her relatives that were asked for privacy at this tough period”.

He added: “Dame Diana has been a force of nature who adored her job along with her fellow celebrities “This past calendar year, Dame Diana talked of her pleasure in her function in Game of Thrones, telling the BBC: “I enjoy playing awful [personalities ].

They have been a lot more interesting than just good.”There are a few celebrities that do not like to engage in awful; they prefer to be enjoyed.

I like to get disliked. Olenna had the lines” Dame Diana was nominated for two primetime Emmy awards, winning on her role as Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca in 1997.

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