British actress Diana Rigg, known for her role in the famous artworks "The Avengers" and "Game of Thrones", passed away Thursday, at the age of 82, according to her agent.

"It is with great sorrow that we announce to you that Diana Rigg passed away peacefully this morning," Simon Beresford said in a statement, explaining that the actress passed away "in her home surrounded by her family," according to "AFP."

On her part, the late daughter, actress Rachel Stirling, said: “My beloved mother passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning. She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and she spent her last months contemplating joyfully about her wonderful life full of love and laughter and with deep pride in her profession,” adding "It is impossible to express how much we miss her."

Diana Rigg became famous internationally thanks to her performance as Emma Bell in the series "The Avengers" in the 1960s, and she also had a brilliant career in the theater.

The actress won several notable rewards for her performance as a media character from Greek mythology in the play that bears the same name by Euripides and the character of "Courageous Mother" by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Diana Rigg has also achieved a strong presence for the new generation of followers thanks to her performance as Olena Terrell in the series "Game of Thrones" or "Game of Thrones".

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

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