Diana Rigg dead: Game Of Thrones star dies after secret cancer battle aged 82

 Dame Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82, her family has confirmed.

She died after a secret battle with cancer, which was diagnosed back in March.

The iconic actress is known for her roles in Game Of Thrones, TV series The Avengers and James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Her agent shared the news in a statement released on Thursday, saying: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning.

"She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Dame Diana was an icon of theatre, film, and television.

Her daughter Rachael Stirling paid tribute to her in an emotional statement.

Rachel said: "My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family.

"She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and 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."





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