Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg has died at the age of 82. Diana Rigg who came into fame in the 1960s TV show “The Avengers” and took part in many other iconic films and series like “Game of Thrones” and “James Bond” died on Thursday.
Diana born in Doncaster in Northern England, made into a Television career through 1960s TV series “The Avengers”, playing the character Emma Peel opposite Patrick Macnee. This role as Emma Peel got her the role to be on the big screen. She became a Bond girl in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), playing Tracy Bond.
Watch: Celebrities Mourn the death of Diana Rigg
She played the iconic character, Olena Tyrell, in HBO television series Game of Thrones. Many popular friends and celebrities posted on social media mourning the death of Diana Rigg.
Celebrities on Diana Rigg’s Death
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli wrote through the official twitter account of “James Bond”,
“”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.” “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.”
Also, recently George RR Martin tweeted about the death of Diana Rigg, a poignant tweet indeed.
American television writer wrote on Twitter “Beauty, grace and style. She had it all. Farewell”
American comedian Elayne Boosler posted on Twitter writing “4 u young people who only knew Dame Diana Rigg from Game of Thrones, 4 young girls like me in the ’60s she was a revelation.
All the other tv women then were wives & mothers but she was the 1st hot dangerous ass kicking take no prisoners super spy/detective we’d ever seen. RIP trailblazer.”
Samuel L. Jackson, aka “Nick Fury” wrote on Twitter mourning the death of Diana Rigg “The Finest, Dopest Spy in the 60’s & The Coldest Dopest Poisoner in Westeros,Dame Diana Rigg will live in my heart forever, Rest In Peace, you never disappointed.