It is with great sadness that the death of the Game of thrones (GOT) actress Diana Rigg was announced .
She was a British actress who became a 1960s fashion icon as a secret agent Emma Peel in TV series “The Avengers” and decades later she had a recurring role in the series ” Game of thrones”.
Diana Rigg was eighty-two years old at the time of her death. Her agent Simon Beresford said she had died on Thursday morning at her home with her family.
According to Rigg’s daughter Rachael Stirling, she died of cancer which was diagnosed in March earlier this year.
She played Lady Olenna Tyrel “Queen of Thorns” in Game if Thrones. She also starred alongside Patrick McNee in “The Avengers”, she starred in spy thriller “on her Majesty’s secret service” as the only woman to ever marry James Bond.
She received an Emmy nomination for “guest actress in a drama” for her work on the show within the period of 2013,2014,2015 and 2018. She also won an Emmy in 1997 for playing the role of Mrs. Danvers in the mini-series “Rebecca”.
Rigg had also won a Tony award, appearing in several Broadway show which had included the 208/18 revival of “My fair lady”.