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Game Of Thrones Star, Diana Rigg, Dies At 82

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Updated September 10, 2020
In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 English actress Diana Rigg poses for a photo session during the 2nd edition of the Cannes International Series Festival (Canneseries) in Cannes, southern France. Diana Rigg, star of 'The Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' has died at the age of 82, her agent has said. JOEL SAGET / AFP
In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 English actress Diana Rigg poses for a photo session during the 2nd edition of the Cannes International Series Festival (Canneseries) in Cannes, southern France. Diana Rigg, star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ has died at the age of 82, her agent has said. JOEL SAGET / AFP

 

Award-winning British actress Diana Rigg, who starred in the original “The Avengers” television series and “Game of Thrones”, has died aged 82, her agent announced on Thursday.  

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning,” Simon Beresford said in a statement.

“She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time,” he added, calling her “an icon of theatre, film and television”.