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Legendary ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actress, Diana Rigg Dies Peacefully In Her Sleep After Cancer Battle

82-year-old Diana Rigg has died peacefully at her home surrounded by family following a cancer battle.

British actress, Diana Rigg, whose decades-long acting career spanned 1960s spy series “The Avengers,” classical theater and “Game of Thrones,” has died aged 82.

Legendary 'Game Of Thrones' Actress, Diana Rigg Dies Peacefully In Her Sleep After Cancer Battle 1

The award-winning actress died peacefully at her home surrounded by family following a cancer battle on Thursday morning.

Diana’s daughter, Rachael Stirling also confirmed her mother died peacefully in her sleep after she was diagnosed with cancer in March.

“My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family,” Rachael explained.

“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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Diana’s agent also confirmed in a statement that the legendary actress passed away this morning surrounded by family.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning,” he said in the statement.

“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.

“She was the recipient of Bafta, Emmy, Tony and Evening Standard Awards for her work on stage and screen.

“Dame Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed.”

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Tributes have poured in on social media platforms for the 82-year-old actress, whose television and film career many spanned decades.

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