Diana Rigg, Star of Game of Thrones and Bond Girl, Dies at 82

Dame Diana Rigg, who played Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones and Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service among many other roles, has died aged 82.As announced by her agent today, Rigg “died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time.”

Rigg rose to fame in the UK during the 1960s, playing Emma Peel in spy series The Avengers. She rose to world prominence later that decade, as she played the ill-fated Tracy Bond – the only Bond girl to marry James Bond – in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

In recent years, she became best-known for playing Lady Olenna Tyrell, the ‘Queen of Thorns’, in the latter seasons of Game of Thrones. Lady Olenna became a fan-favourite, not least because of her barbed one-liners (of which you can see a selection in the gallery below).

Game of Thrones: Lady Olenna’s Best Lines