Diana Rigg, The Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies at 82

Diana Rigg attends a masterclas during

Diana Rigg, the actress known for her roles in movies and TV shows like The Avengers, Game of Thrones, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, has died at 82. Rigg’s death was confirmed by her daughter on Thursday, who said she “died peacefully” at home with her family.

Rigg rose to fame after starring as Emma Peel in the classic British series The Avengers beginning in 1965.

“Rigg’s character became an icon for the growing feminist movement,” BBC writes.

In 1969, she starred in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as “Bond girl” Tracy di Vicenzo, and in the 2010s, she played Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones.

She won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play in 1994 for her role in Medea.

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