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Diana Rigg, star of ‘The Avengers’
and ‘Game of Thrones,’ dead at 82

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Posted By: StormCnter, 9/10/2020 2:08:17 PM

Dame Diana Rigg, of James Bond and “The Avengers” fame, has died “peacefully” at 82. The acclaimed actress known for her role as Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, the only Bond girl to ever marry 007, Rigg was bestowed her “Dame” title in 1994 for her contributions to all things drama. The iconic Brit suffered from cancer and died surrounded by her family Thursday morning. “My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family,” her daughter, “Bletchley Circle” actress Rachael Stirling, told the Sun. “She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jasonB 9/10/2020 2:13:02 PM (No. 536740)
The woman who taught me to appreciate a high quality leather cat suit on a beautiful woman. RIP.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: vwlarry 9/10/2020 2:13:58 PM (No. 536744)
I am crushed.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/10/2020 2:38:41 PM (No. 536772)
Age 10. My first crush. Lost a lot of sleep over Mrs. Peele. Those eyes... RIP, Dame Diana.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/10/2020 2:42:03 PM (No. 536778)
i never was able to focus on the plot in the Avengers series. the camera should have stayed focused on her. she was remarkably hot, in an elegant understated way. and her body was fine. an absolute beauty...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 9/10/2020 2:48:12 PM (No. 536784)
Oh well. I guess all dreams come to and end at some point.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 9/10/2020 2:49:05 PM (No. 536785)
Stunning woman. The thinking man’s sexy. She was an icon of the 60s. She had the look. She had the demeanor. She was absolutely sensational… RIP… The story her daughter tells reminds me of my longtime friend who got a cancer diagnosis out of the blue with a very bad prognosis. Months. She spent her last months with her daughters, going through family albums, laughing (she had an amazing quirky sense of humor), kind and gentle and elegant to the end. I miss her so… If we have a handful of friends like her in a lifetime, we are rich indeed...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/10/2020 2:54:13 PM (No. 536790)
What a career. She was eye-candy in The Avengers, and she was great as Lady Olenna in GOT. Who didn't cheer when they found out that she poisoned Joffrey?? "Tell Cersei it was me. I want her to know."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 9/10/2020 3:04:06 PM (No. 536800)
Good Bye to one of my favorite women of all time!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Southern Oracle 9/10/2020 3:14:50 PM (No. 536813)
Yes, Emma Peel had 'Man Appeal' indeed. RIP Dame Diana.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 9/10/2020 3:19:34 PM (No. 536824)
When I was young, there was a role playing game that allowed you to play using the personas of different spies. The book that came with the game described famous fictional spies in terms of their major characteristics and abilities. The entry under John Steed quoted an enemy profile that read, "Extremely dangerous. Handle with care." The entry under Emma Peel read "Even more dangerous. Don't handle at all." RIP Dame Diana Rigg.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Laotzu 9/10/2020 3:36:46 PM (No. 536846)
OMG, had no idea that was her playing Olenna Tyrell in GOT!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mathman 9/10/2020 4:01:17 PM (No. 536867)
What a splendid heroine she was! She is not replaceable. Rest in peace, Diana.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYbob 9/10/2020 4:11:53 PM (No. 536873)
She had a great role in the British series The Detectorists. Her daughter played her daughter. Great, low key series about metal detecting in the English countryside. Give it a try and if you make it through all the seasons the last episode is great. We cheered the last shot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: tisHimself 9/10/2020 4:33:14 PM (No. 536897)
And the best Bond girl to this day.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: legalart 9/10/2020 4:36:30 PM (No. 536900)
Oh, noooo! One of the great, classiest ladies in theater arts. As a newly arrived refugee child, she was my introduction to good acting and language; it was hard to make out the dialogue in The Avengers because I was just learning English, but the show was so engaging, I remember hiding in the dark to watch it because it was broadcast late at night where we lived..... didn't want my mom to find out. It's heart breaking; she was so talented and "proper" each time I was able to watch her, just great to the end. RIP
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/10/2020 4:50:12 PM (No. 536916)
A true beauty and a terrific actress. I saw her a couple of times in Broadway plays. RIP, Emma Peel.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: greyseal 9/10/2020 5:36:28 PM (No. 536950)
Oh, my. One of my first crushes was Dame Rigg as Emma Peel in the late 60s. My DVD box-set of "The Avengers Emma Peel Collection" will need to be taken out and viewed again. R.I.P. Ms. Rigg. 2020 is really turning out to be a lousy year... greyseal
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 9/10/2020 7:07:41 PM (No. 537007)
Another thing Diana Rigg did exceptionally well was to produce a talented and gorgeous daughter. Rachael Stirling is also a fine actress and a very beautiful woman in her own right. Well done, Dame Di! You were the best of the best in every way.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: GO3 9/10/2020 7:52:05 PM (No. 537036)
As a teen my dilemma was Honey West or Emma Peel? I chose Emma.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 9/10/2020 8:46:23 PM (No. 537066)
Very sad to hear this. As a teenager in the late 70s, I loved watching her in the late-night reruns of the Avengers. Then in the mid 90s, I happened to see her in a play in London. I was sitting in the front row, and at one point in the play she came and sat down on the edge of the stage right in front of me, her legs dangling over the edge of the stage. I could have reached out and touched her had I so desired. That was so cool! Certainly a memory I'll never forget. RIP, Emma Peel.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/10/2020 10:29:49 PM (No. 537106)
I loved Diana Rigg in pretty much anything she appeared in. Her name in the credits meant that she at least would bring entertainment in the role. Her daughter Rachael Stirling is becoming a chip off the old block as well. RIP Diana, and entertain the angels well.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen55 9/11/2020 1:19:50 AM (No. 537169)
She glowed with Class.
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