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Dame Diana Rigg Dies, Bond, The Avengers and Game of Thrones Star Was 82

Dame Diana Rigg Dies, Bond, The Avengers and Game of Thrones Star Was 82

Dame Diana Rigg, the veteran actress famous for playing Olenna Tyrell in the HBO series Game of Thrones among dozens of other movie and television roles, has sadly passed away. A specific cause of death hasn't been revealed, though a statement from Rigg's agent reveals the actress passed on Thursday morning while surrounded by family. "She died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time," the statement reads. She was 82 years old.

A Doncaster native, Diana Rigg was born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg on the 20th of July in 1938. As a teenager, she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to train for her career in acting. She debuted on stage in 1957 with a Rada production of The Caucasion Chalk Circle, later portraying roles in other shows for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Though she'd move into working in movies and television,

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