'Game Of Thrones' Actress Diana Rigg Has Died At Age 82
The award-winning actress was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
The legendary British actress Diana Rigg actress sadly passed away yesterday. She was 82.
To younger generations, she’s known for playing matriarch Olenna Tyrell on the fantasy TV series, Game of Thrones.
Rigg’s illustrious acting career earnt her a swathe of Emmy, Tony and BAFTA awards. In 1994 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to drama.
Star of stage and screen, Dame Diana Rigg, has died, aged 82. In 1997, she explained what acting was to her. pic.twitter.com/J5GjALThyZ
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) September 10, 2020
The actress's daughter, Rachael Stirling, confirmed that Rigg died of cancer after a diagnosis in March. “My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family," she said in a statement, adding that “she spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words.”
The official Game of Thrones Twitter account played tribute to the actress this morning. “Be a dragon,” the tweet read. “The realm will always remember Diana Rigg”.
Be a dragon.
The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) September 10, 2020
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