'Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' star Diana Rigg dead at 82

Londres British actress Diana Rigg, whose decades-long acting career spanned 1960s spy seriesThe Avengers,” classical theater andGame of Thrones,” ha muerto envejecido 82.

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning,” her agent Simon Beresford said in a statement, PA Media reports. “She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time.
Her daughter Rachael Stirling said her mother died peacefully in her sleep after she was diagnosed with cancer in March, according to PA. “I will miss her beyond words,” Stirling said.
CNN has contacted her representatives for comment.
    Rigg found fame with a new generation of fans as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones.

    Rigg, who won an Emmy award in 1997 for her performance as Mrs Danvers inRebecca” y un Tony award for playing the title character inMedea,” was also a Bond girl in 1969’sOn Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
    Más recientemente, Rigg found fame with a new generation of fans as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, but perhaps her most definitive part was secret agent Emma Peel inThe Avengers,” in the classic series that was later adapted into the 1998 movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman.
    Rigg was twice Emmy-nominated for her 1965-68 stint playing the catsuit-wearing, kickass spy opposite Patrick Macnee’s bowler-hatted and besuited agent John Steed.
    Rigg in 1968 as Emma Peel in television spy series "The Avengers.&cotización;

    She won a special BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award in 2000, alongside Honor Blackman, Joanna Lumley and Linda Thorson, who all appeared in the series.
    Rigg also won a BAFTA en 1990 for her role in TV seriesMother Love.
      Daniel Craig, entre otros, called Rigg’s Teresa di Vicenzo one of the most memorable Bond girls of all time. The only woman to actually marry Bond (George Lazenby), di Vicenzo is killed shortly after they tie the knot in 1969’sOn Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
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