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Diana Rigg, star of Game of Thrones and The Avengers, dead at 82

Diana Rigg, star of Game of Thrones and The Avengers, dead at 82

Diana Rigg, the British actress who starred in the original Avengers and garnered a whole new generation of fans for her stellar performance in Game of Thrones, has died.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning,” Rigg’s agent, 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”.

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