New Delhi: Noted actress Dame Diana Rigg of the famous TV series 'Game of Thrones' has passed away. She was 82 years old. According to media reports, she was suffering from cancer. She came to know about the disease a few months back. Diana's daughter Rachael Stirling confirmed that "My dear mother slept in peace forever, at home, in front of the family, this morning."
Stirling reported that "In March it was reported that she was suffering from cancer. She spent her last days with great pleasure. She spent her extraordinary life smiling, laughing. I don't have enough to tell you how much I will miss her." On Diana's death, James Bond star George Lazenby tweeted that, "We are deeply saddened to hear of Diana Rigg's death. Great theatre and screen actress".
Diana played the role of House Tyrell Matrike owner Olena Tyrell in Game of Thrones. Her character was the last head of House Tyrell, which was well received by the audience. Olenna Tyrell was praised by fans for her quick wit.