Game of Thrones, Avengers And Bond Actress Diana Rigg Passes Away
Veteran Actress Diana Rigg Has Died
"Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me." These lines echo in the ears of everyone who has seen the hit HBO blockbuster drama series, Game of Thrones. These lines were said by the great British actress Diana Rigg, who has sadly passed away at 82 years of age.
Diana Rigg was an English actress. She played Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers (1965–1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013–2017).
Diana Rigg's agent Simon Beresford said in a statement:
"It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who has asked for privacy at this difficult time."
Diana Rigg's daughter Rachael Stirling said her mother died peacefully in her sleep after she was diagnosed with cancer in March. She said:
"My mother 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"
The veteran actress became a cult hit with young fans of Game of Thrones after her brilliant portrayal of Olenna Tyrell. Her last words before she died on the show are reminiscent of the amazing role that she did splendid justice to.
Diana Rigg won an Emmy award in 1997 for her performance as Mrs. Danvers in "Rebecca" and a Tony award for playing the title character in "Medea".
The official Twitter account of "Game Of Thrones" paid tribute to the late actress by tweeting:
"Be a dragon. The realm will always remember Diana Rigg."
Be a dragon.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) September 10, 2020
The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.
Diana Rigg appeared in 51 episodes of the hit spy series, The Avengers, between 1965 and 1968. The official account of James Bond also paid tribute to the actress on Twitter:
"We are very sad to hear of the passing of Dame Diana Rigg, the legendary stage and screen actress who was much beloved by Bond fans for her memorable performance as Tracy di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the only woman to have married James Bond." pic.twitter.com/nqQCSg35oM— James Bond (@007) September 10, 2020
Tributes and condolences are pouring in from all quarters as people celebrate the life of the esteemed actress.