Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers star dies aged 82

The Avengers actress Dame Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82, her agent has said.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 5:07 pm
Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in 'The Avengers'

Actress Dame Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82, her agent has said.

A statement from Simon Beresford said: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning.

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"She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Dame Diana was an icon of theatre, film, and television.

"She was the recipient of Bafta, Emmy, Tony and Evening Standard Awards for her work on stage and screen.

"Dame Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed."

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