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Actress Dame Diana Rigg Star Of ‘Game of Thrones’ and The Avengers’ dies at 82

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Reportedly, Actress Dame Diana Rigg the popular star of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Avengers’ has passed away at the age of 82.

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Actress Rachael Stirling, her daughter confirmed the news and stated that Dame Diana died because of cancer, diagnosed in March.

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She also added that Diana spent her last few months happily and reflected on her extraordinary life, full of laughter, love and great pride for her work. And surrounded by family, she took her last breath.

Everything about Dame Diana’s exceptional performances as an actress. Read below!

Dame Diana had played the only woman becoming Mrs James Bond in the 1969 movie ‘On her Majesty’s Secret service’.

The James Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also paid the homage to the actress.

The official account of Game of Thrones also remembered the late actress and honoured her work with a tweet.

Dame Diana was recently seen in the roles, Mrs Pumphrey in the newly adapted series of Channel 5 All Creatures Great and Small, the duchess of Buccleuch in Victoria of ITV.

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Samuel West, her costar tweeted that, It doesn’t make any sense to him of thinking about her death as she is alive in everyone’s heart.

Sir Tom Stoppard paid tribute to the actress by remembering her as a luminously talented person, while David Hare added, she had a dazzling change of direction as a great classical actress in middle age.

Dame Diana was nominated for four Tony Awards and she won one of it for excellent portrayal in stage play Medea in 1994.

In an interview with BBC radio programme, Actor David Suchet who worked with Dame Diana in 1996 West End Production said, “Dame Diana was a very warm and generous actress”.

Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Game of Thrones lead star added, the actress always raised the bar with her incredible talent, acuity and intelligence and it was absolute joy and honour for him to share the screen with her.

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