Game Of Thrones star Diana Rigg dies aged 82

Game Of Thrones star Diana Rigg dies aged 82

- Award-winning actress, Dame Diana Rigg has died of cancer at the age of 82

- Rigg was popular for her movie roles in James Bond, Avengers and Game of Thrones

- She most recently played the role of Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s Game of thrones.

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It is sad time for the cast of Game of Thrones as they recently lost one of their own, Dame Diane Riggs.

According to BBC, Riggs died of cancer as revealed by her daughter and actress, Rachael Stirling.

Rigg who died at age 82, was diagnosed with the disease in March, 2020.

Game Of Thrones star Diana Rigg dies aged 82

Rigg dies after being diagnosed with cancer. Photo credit: @Peter_Dinklage
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"She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession," Stirling added.

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The English actress became popular in the 1960s when she starred in The Avengers as Emma Peel alongside Patrick Macnee.

She also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, or Tracy Bond, James Bond’s first and only wife to date in the 1969 film, Her Majesty’s Secret Service. She most recently played the role of Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s Game of thrones.

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The Game of Thrones official Twitter account paid tribute to Rigg.

Her co-star, Peter Dinklage also mourned her.

The official Twitter account for James Bond also honoured her death with some heartfelt words: "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."

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Meanwhile, following the tragic passing of Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, his family and friends held a private memorial on Saturday, September 5.

The memorial took place in Malibu, California, where his close relatives and friends gathered to remember the brave actor’s life and say their final goodbyes.

In photos published by The Sun, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Winston Duke attended an outdoor memorial for their Black Panther co-star, along with Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward.

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