Diana Rigg of ‘Game of Thrones’ Dies at 82!

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“Diana Rigg, the actor who graduated from playing iconic sex symbol Emma Peel on “The Avengers” to winning the Tony as Medea in the classic play of the same name, died Thursday morning at her home in England. She was 82.”

“Rigg’s daughter confirmed to THR that she had been diagnosed with cancer in March and “spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter, and deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words.”

A star of stage, screen, and TV, Rigg was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994, collecting awards and accolades throughout her 60-plus-year career. Born July 20, 1938, in England, Rigg spent part of her childhood in India, later studying drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1955-1957),” Extratv reports.

At the end of her studies she debuted professionally in 1957 in the play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.”

 

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