Not Awesome: Dame Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82

Diana Rigg passed away at home this morning at the age of 82 after a battle with cancer.

An icon of the 1960s thanks to her lead role as spy Emma Peel on The Avengers, as well as her turn as the best Bond Girl (yeah I said it) Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, later Tracy Bond.

Over the course of her decades long career she was nominated for nine Emmys (winning one) and four Tonys (winning one), among a host of other awards and nominations., and being made Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1994 for her services to drama.

Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg

More recently she played Oleanna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, One of the most memorable characters in a show full of memorable characters.

Her presence and talent will be missed, and our thoughts are with her family.