Actress Diana Rigg, who starred in The Avengers and Game Of Thrones, has died at the age of 82.
The award-winning actress died of cancer this morning surrounded by her family.
She is best known for playing Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones and Emma Peel in The Avengers.
During her stage and screen career spanning several decades, she also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, James Bond's wife in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Her daughter Rachael Stirling said the actress "spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession".
She added: "I will miss her beyond words."
RIP Diana Rigg, who has died aged 82. She was best known for her roles in Game of Thrones, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and The Avengers pic.twitter.com/9sVH1BM3bN
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Rigg's agent, Simon Beresford, announced the news "with tremendous sadness" in a statement describing the star as "an icon of theatre, film, and television".
He said: "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."
Additional reporting by IRN