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Dame Diana Rigg passes away aged 82

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to announce that Dame Diana Rigg has passed away aged 82. Rigg recently appeared in Game of Thrones as Olenna Tyrell but became a global icon for her role Mrs. Emma Peel in The Avengers. To read about her career in our Heroes of Cult section simply click on her name above.

The sad news was broken by her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, who stated that Dame Rigg died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March:

“She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession,”

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