Actress Dame Diana Rigg, who is famous for portraying the charming Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, Mrs. James Bond on On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and crafty grandma Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 82. She died of cancer after being diagnosed this March.
“She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession.”
Rest in peace, OG Emma Peel and House Tyrell matriarch. You will be missed. Check out these heartwarming tweets from her co-stars and fans.
Be a dragon.
The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) September 10, 2020
RIP Diana Rigg 🙁 pic.twitter.com/rhF8L80ySK
— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) September 10, 2020
Rest in Peace Diana Rigg 💔 The British actress was known best for her roles as Emma Peel in TV series The #Avengers and more recently as Olenna Tyrell in #GameOfThrones. #DianaRigg https://t.co/YK23GtnXe2
— On The Red Carpet (@OnTheRedCarpet) September 10, 2020
"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
It was my great joy and privilege to have known Diana Rigg. From three slightly hysterical months at the Old Vic in ‘All About Mother’ to writing The Crimson Horror for Diana and her wonderful daughter Rachael. Flinty, fearless, fabulous. There will never be another. RIP pic.twitter.com/2EGc4MVx0S
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) September 10, 2020
RIP Dame Diana Rigg. Great actress and good sport – lest we forget, she let Daniel Radcliffe flick a condom on her head in Extras. pic.twitter.com/scFC8KPlZz
— Stephen Merchant (@StephenMerchant) September 10, 2020