Award-winning British actress, Diana Rigg, who starred in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, has died at the age of 82. Her death was confirmed by Lionel Larner, on Thursday, September 10.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning.
“Rigg was an icon of the theatre, film and television,” she said.
“She was a beautiful, kind and generous human being that enhanced the lives of all that knew her as well as a great actress. She leaves a great void in my heart,” she added.
Rigg also starred in the original “The Avengers” television series among other movies.
However, her daughter, Rachael Stirling, said Rigg had been diagnosed with cancer in March and had “spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter, and deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words.”
Rigg, rose to prominence in the 1960s with her role as Emma Peel in The Avengers, played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, Tracey Bond, James Bond’s first and only wife to date, in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the recent Game of Thrones where she played the character of Lady Olenna Tyrell.
She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC miniseries Mother Love in 1989, and an Emmy Award for her role as Mrs. Danvers in an adaptation of Rebecca (1997).