Diana Rigg has died. She was 82 years old.
Rigg’s agent, Simon Beresford, said she died at her home on Thursday morning. Her family was with her. Her daughter Rachael Stirling said she was diagnosed with cancer in March.
Rigg has “been thinking for the last few months with joy about her extraordinary life, full of love, joy, and deep pride in her profession. I can’t say how much I will miss her, “said Stirling.
Rigg appeared in The Avengers alongside Patrick McNee’s John Steed. One could always pull the two through a ring when they fought thugs in this series, full of adventure and humor.
She appeared in the 1967 James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as the only woman to ever marry an Agent 007.
Game of Thrones fans will recognize her as Olenna Tyrell. She was also the Duchess of Buccleuch in Victoria.