Dame Diana Rigg, Avengers and Game of Thrones star is no more. Twitter world mourns to her death today. Rigg was diagnosed with cancer in March. Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, confirmed it to be the cause of her death.
Being born to a English family, she spent her childhood in India and spoke Hindi as her second language. Her father was a railway executive.
Dame Diana Rigg started her role in theaters before she moved into film and television. At 1957, she made her professional debut was in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. She later appeared on various films and shows throughout her career.
Emma Peel, the character name for Rigg in Avengers TV series was a major hit. The series went on to have 51 episodes between 1965 and 1968.
Moving to her recent hit series, Game Of Thrones, she portrayed a witty role in the name of Lady Olenna Tyrell. Her performance was praised by the audience as well as critics. Later, she was nominated for “Outsanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” at 2013 Emmy Awards.
Twitter Handle: Natalie Dormer and British Charity
“It was a great privilege to work with an actor of such talent, range and experience. Diana was an inspiring force with a wicked sense of humor and sharp intellect. I am grateful for the times I shared either a screen or a bottle of champagne with her,” said Natalie Dormer, who worked with Rigg as her granddaughter in Game of Thrones.
“We’re sad to hear of the passing of Dame Diana Rigg, Bafta-winner for her performance in Mother Love in 1990 and joint recipient of the Bafta Television Special Award in 2000 for The Avengers.” the British charity tweeted on loss of Rigg.
No matter what, Rigg is one of the finest actors of the film industry that ever made. Her loss would be a huge a gap for anyone to fill in.