Diana Rigg: "Game of Thrones" star dies of cancer at the age of 82

Diana Rigg is dead. The British woman who was last seen as Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones" died of cancer at the age of 82.

British theater, TV and film actress Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82. The sad news confirmed her daughter Rachael Stirling, according to "BBC News": "She died of cancer, which was diagnosed in March 2020. She spent her last few months happily reflecting on her extraordinary life. With love, laughter and heartfelt pride in your art. Words cannot describe how much I miss you. "

Rigg's career is truly long and extraordinary. In 1957 she made her debut on the theater stage, only two years later she was accepted into the Royal Shakespeare Company. Almost at the same time as this milestone, it also started in the film. In 1959 she was seen in the television film "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Peter Hall, and got her first leading role in 1965 in the TV series "Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone". In seasons four and five and a total of 51 episodes, she mimed amateur agent Emma Peel.

The special Bond girl

Her role as Teresa "Tracy" di Vincenzo in the "Bond" film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" with George Lazenby (81) as 007 is one of her other great successes. Her role went down in film history because it was so to date The only bond girl is who officially entered into the marriage bond with the double-zero agent – even if only for a short time.

Younger series fans should be familiar with Diana Rigg for her haunting performance of the age-old Olenna Tyrell from the HBO series "Game of Thrones", in which she first appeared in 2013. At this point in time Rigg had already held the title of Lady Commander for almost 20 years – in 1994 Queen Elizabeth II (94) bestowed this honor on her.