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LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel on 60s TV series, The Avengers, has died. She was 82.

Rigg, whose career stretched from the 1960s to the recent blockbuster series, “Game of Thrones,” died after a battle with cancer.

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Agent, Simon Beresford, said Riggs died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling confirmed her mother died of cancer after being diagnosed in March.

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Rigg “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,” Stirling said.

Rigg starred in “The Avengers” as secret agent Emma Peel alongside Patrick McNee’s bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential.


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