Diana Rigg

  • Born: July 20, 1938
  • Died: September 10, 2020
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Diana Rigg

Played Emma Peel in TV's "The Avengers"

Diana Rigg was an actress best known for playing the tough, smart, and stylish spy Emma Peel in TV's "The Avengers" from 1965 to 1968. Rigg also portrayed the Queen of Thorns, Olenna Tyrell, in "Game of Thrones." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Most beautiful woman and sexiest too as in her character " Emma Peel " of that great series; The Avengers ! I am now 69 yrs. young !

Posted by Warren O'Leary - Tecumseh, MI - acquaintance   December 06, 2021


Classy lady.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   May 07, 2021

First saw her on the Avengers in 1966 while traveling in snow covered New York State. She was the "Avengers" and should have never left the series. Her staying would have made her a bigger international star sooner, and with great potential for even greater stardom. She will be missed more that she will ever know. I only wish I could have met her in person while living in New York City, or even gone to the Theater to see a perfromance but I didn't even know she was on Broadway.

Posted by Bob Schwarz - New York, NY   May 06, 2021

Love and prayers

Posted by Ame Caline    April 30, 2021

A person who put a lot of importance on INTEGRITY. Spent time helping to teach English to foreign kids. Had a great deal of importance on education...and fair and equal treatment. Also a dedicated romantic.

Posted by david lomaazoff - Philadelphia, PA - acquaintance   February 10, 2021

I loved Diana Rigg from the days she played in the Avengers.
A wonderful actress and a fine lady.

Posted by Marjorie Cole - St Augustine, FL   January 19, 2021


Posted by KARL DAVIS - NEW YORK, NY   December 20, 2020

Ai brillato come una Cometa in tutta la tua Esistenza, regalandomi emozioni indescrivibili e continuerai a brillare nel Firmamento. R.i.p. Dolce Diana.

Posted by Ralph Bellini - Friend   December 03, 2020

My deepest Condolences .. for the one who shone like a Comet in her Existence .. giving me indescribable Emotions. r.i.p. Sweet Diana.

Posted by Ralph Bellini - Napoli - friend   December 03, 2020

Posted by Ralph Bellini - Napoli - friend   December 03, 2020

You are My Favorite Actress and Mentor Love You . You have style Dame Diana Rigg. John Lodyko

Posted by John Lodyko - Friend   November 25, 2020

My condolences to the family. We will miss the heartfelt characters, she portrayed. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2020

My condolences to the family. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 28, 2020


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Posted by Warren Lee - Albany   October 27, 2020


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   October 08, 2020

There's so much I'd like to say. Of course I discovered her in my late teens as Emma Peel in her trailblazing role in The Avengers. But I followed her career as a very talented actress of the theatre, film & Tv. Her beauty also was unique. I was shocked to hear she had passed away ...

Posted by Vivien - Canberra - acquaintance   October 05, 2020

Deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Diana. She was such a lovely and talented person. I so enjoyed her as Emma Peel. She was tremendous in all of her roles. May you find comfort in her legacy and may the God of all comfort strengthen and sustain you now and in the days to come.

Posted by Michael C    September 25, 2020


I once drove Diana Rigg to a film studio as a V.I.P. driver sometime in the 90s. She was absolutely charming and we chatted all the way,never once mentioning her acting career. she was pleased with the V.I.P service and was one of the few people to ever give me a tip. May she Rest in Peace.
Terence Haddon.

Posted by Terence Haddon - Maribor SLOVENIA - acquaintance   September 25, 2020


Dear Dame Diana Rigg

Rest in peace

You will always be my Mrs Peel

Re United with Steed

Pax Tibi Meus Avengers

Posted by LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET NAVARRE BOURBON - Londres   September 22, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Dame Diana Riggs death it was always a dream of mine to meet her unfortunately that will never happen now such a huge talent has gone from our lives. Much love, respect and gratitude.
RIP wonderful Diana xxx

Posted by Alan Rankin    September 20, 2020

As a terribly shy, introverted teenager, I was able to grasp how extraordinarily funny, fearless, and present in the moment with other characters, Diana portrayed Emma Peel. I ended up being highly honored, and accredited in my career, dearly loved and loving, and forever appreciative of Diana Rigg.
Her character was an extraordinary model, to mirror and reflect upon, molding my own character. Her strength and charm abounded to the end. I just discovered the news of her death, listening again to her interview with the Oxford Union Society. May she be always immortal to us all, within.

Posted by Kay Donahue - Houston, TX - teacher   September 19, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2020

Diana Rigg was a wonderful actress no matter the role and her performances will be missed. I loved her portrayal of the grieving Benedictine nun in "In This House of Brede." It was a brilliant portrayal of human suffering, forgiveness and love.

Posted by Laura Impastato - SAN DIEGO, CA   September 18, 2020


my sincere condolences to Dame Diana Riggs family and friends brilliant actress will be sadly missed .

Posted by fred grist    September 18, 2020

Emma Peel inspired my life. Her Boots, her Flair, her Multitalented Sexy Self. She always held Steed at an Umbrella's Length except when she was up close and smiling at him with her doe eyes.
Never forgotten. She and Princess Diana are BOTH Queens in my Heart. Encore Diana!

Posted by Dinah Morris - Lismore, UM - friend   September 17, 2020

Dear Rachael,
I never forgot about your mom over the years. She was such a great and beautiful talented actor. I always watched the Avengers back then, she was my hero. I'm sooo sorry to hear about her. May God bless you Rachael, and your entire family in your time of need. My sincere condolences. Praying for your mom and family.
With love,
Julia M. xoxoxox

Posted by Julia    September 17, 2020


Hi;I still remember flipping channels on my black and white TV in 1967 and seeing her in the opening credits.I saw her beauty.I had to watch The Avengers every week.I was only 11 years old at the time. I simply couldn't miss that show.I think she was VERY beautiful and talented.I'm very sorry that she died.Best Wishes to her family,friends,and fans.Sincerely,Tom Shadoin Jr. tomshad@consolidated.net P.S.She was great in just about everything she did.

Posted by Tom Shadoin Jr. - Conroe, TX - significant_other   September 16, 2020


Was a very classy lady in her performances.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   September 16, 2020

You made my days when I watched you as Olenna Tyrell.
Rest in peace.
Valar morghulis.

Posted by A. P. - Hamburg   September 15, 2020

Dear Diana, I loved you as a child and I will miss you now that you have passed. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I look forward to watching your performances in Game of Thrones and hope to locate DVDs of stage performances. You were a great actor, shining with intelligence, humor, and luminous beauty, and I admire you for pursuing your profession as you grew older. You lived bravely. My sincere condolences to your daughter and grandson.

Posted by Linda Perez - Friend   September 14, 2020

Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Rest In Peace Diana Rigg

Posted by Shawn Ayers - Meadows of Dan, VA   September 14, 2020


Posted by RUBEN CARO - EL PASO, TX   September 13, 2020

My condolences to the Riggs family.
I really want to share you all my feelings that is why I am gonna write in french.

Ma première image fut dans On Her Majesty's Secret Service et j'avais alors 10 ans. A cette même période, je décidai de commencer à faire du théâtre. J'ai par la suite découvert The Avengers et dès lors, je me suis intéressé à l'actrice, la dame, son parcours, son histoire.
C'est en partie par elle, que je suis une formation d'acteur dans une école privée.

Un souvenir inoubliable sera lors du 2ième Festival Cannes Series où Dame Diana Rigg était l'invitée d'honneur. Nous avons eu l'opportunité d'échanger quelques mots lors d'une masterclass et je lui avais demandé comment continuer à jouer face à la critique (à la suite d'une critique qu'elle avait reçu au théâtre dans le New York Times pour Abelard and Heloise en 1970). Je retiens encore ces quelques phrases
"Il faut continuer à vivre pour soi, pour le théâtre, pour la passion. Savoir encaisser, recevoir, mais surtout de servir de ça. [...] Et ne jamais oublier, merci beaucoup".

Voila déjà un moment que je travaille pour rentrer dans une Ecole Nationale française d'Art Dramatique et j'apprends avec la veille de mon concours la triste nouvelle de sa disparition. Je fus pris d'un grand sentiment de vide, de sécurité et de solidité. Et je ne m'en rend compte que maintenant mais j'ai suivi ses paroles. J'ai accepté la malheureuse situation, m'en suit fait un allié et je fus armé d'une extrême et grande volonté de partager un moment de théâtre lors de mon audition. Je jouait aussi pour elle.

Quelque soit le résultat de ce concours, elle m'a encore plus affirmé sur mes choix et de faire du théâtre ma vocation.
Si une aussi brillante carrière de m'est pas destinée, je l'espère tout aussi riche de rencontres, de partages, de passions, de volonté, d'ambition, d'amour et d'humilité comme elle a su si bien nous le partager et l'offrir. Je continuerai toujours à m'intéresser à sa carrière comme à celle de sa fille Rachael. Madame Stirling, avec tout mon courage dans cette période difficile, soyez forte, et qu'à chaque instant votre passion pour l'art résonne et grandisse en vous encore plus que cela ne l'est déjà because Mrs Stirling we're needed !

Kind Regards

Posted by Arsène Godet - NIORT - student   September 13, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2020

My condolences to all the Riggs family.
I really want to share right words to express myself that is why I am gonna write in french.

Depuis un premier aperçu dans On Her Majesty's Secret Service à mes 10 ans, l’intérêt pour la carrière de Dame Diana Rigg n'a jamais cessé. J'ai découvert par la suite The Avengers et me suis intéressé à l'actrice, la dame, son histoire, son parcours.
J'ai commencé le théâtre à cette même période et Dame Diana Rigg en sera ma première inspiration. Elle aura poussé ma curiosité, mon envie de progresser et c'est aussi en partie par elle, que je suis une formation d'acteur dans une école privée à ce jour.
Ma plus grande joie fut de pouvoir la rencontré lors du 2ième Festival Cannes Series. Nous avons pu échanger quelques mots et je lui avait demandé comment passer au delà de la critique lorsqu'on joue au théâtre (à propos d'une critique reçu dans le New York Times pour Abelard and Heloise en 1970). Certaines phrases résonnent encore :
"Il faut savoir continuer à vivre, pour soi, pour le théâtre. Encaisser mais aussi prendre et recevoir. Se servir de ça.[...] Et ne jamais oublier, merci beaucoup"

J'ai actuellement 21 ans et je travaille depuis longtemps déjà pour entrer dans une Ecole Nationale d'Art Dramatique. La veille du concours et de ma première audition j'apprends le décès de Dame Rigg. Je fus pris d'une grande sensation de vide et je pris ce sentiment qui me traversait avec beaucoup de tendresse, de solidité et de sécurité.
Sans même m'en rendre compte j'ai suivi ce qu'elle m'avait dit un an plus tôt. J'ai reçu la triste nouvelle de sa disparition, l'ai accepté et m'en suis servi lors de mon passage au concours. Je fus pris d'une force qui résonnait dans tout mon être, je jouais aussi pour elle.
Quelque soit le résultat de mon examen, elle m'aura fait prendre conscience plus que jamais, en ce Jeudi 10 Septembre 2020, que le théâtre est la voie vers laquelle je me tourne comme elle en a fait autant.
Si une aussi brillante carrière ne m'est pas destinée, je la souhaite tout aussi riche de rencontres, de partages, de passions, d'amour, de volonté, de détermination et d'humilité tel qu'elle nous la à tous si bien partagé.

C'est donc toujours avec autant d'envie et de dévouement que je m'intéresserai à sa carrière et à celle de sa fille Rachael. Madame Stirling, que votre passion pour l'art continue à s'enrichir à chaque instant because Mrs Stirling we're needed !

Kind regards

Monsieur Arsène Godet et sa famille.

Posted by Arsène Godet - Student   September 13, 2020

We met at the lobby at a London Stage Production, Diana was every bit a Lady and gracious and kind. Thank You for all the years of entertainment. Rest in Peace and May Your star shine for eternity. Love and Prayers for the Family

Posted by Christopher R. Fernandez - Acquaintance   September 13, 2020

An amazing actress and even more so a most wonderful human being. She has brought so much to her fans in her entertainment in all her work. She will always be known as Mr. Emma Peel in my heart, and the hearts of many.
She will be missed the world over, not just for her contributions, but for who she was.

May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Terryll Monroe - Mead, CO   September 13, 2020

A talented actress, a pleasure to watch over the years. My condolences to the Riggs family, may God be with all of you, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2020

Legend and UK's Best Actress Ever. I will deeply miss her.

Posted by Jos Graumans - ULVENHOUT   September 13, 2020

One night in 1966 England won the World Cup. That evening as a teenage fan I was watching Diana Rigg on the RSC stage in Stratford .
She was wonderful. Whenever that World Cup win is mentioned I think of Diana. I admired her greatly.

Posted by Nicholas Smith    September 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of Dame Diana Rigg. Thank you for the many years of great entertainment. Your work will continue to inspire and entertain for generations to come. May You Rest in Peace.

Posted by Jay - Dallas, TX   September 12, 2020

Ms Riggs played a superior roll in one of my most favorite TV shows that I watched from start to ending. She had the personality of a great person in true life and displayed this personality in her total acting career. She will be sadly missed but has moved on to a much better world than this one. God Bless Ms. Riggs.

Posted by William - Metairie, LA   September 12, 2020

Diana Rigg graced our television set every Friday night at 10 PM here on Long Island, NY in 1964 in the Avengers series as Mrs. Emma Peel. Her grace, style, and charismatic personality drew countless viewers: that was her role which she will be remembered by the Baby Boomers of today. She was like no other actress of that era. She appeared in her own series appropriately titled "Diana". She starred as Lady Halliday in the Great Muppet Caper. She starred on Broadway and won a Tony. She gave an outstanding performance in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" for the James Bond Franchise. Most recently she was in a play "My Fair Lady" at the Lincoln Center, NY and on HBOs "Game of Thrones". Whatever character she chose to portray she gave so much depth and meaning: she was totally unforgettable! Thank You Dame Diana Rigg for the wonderful memories of your portrayal of the numerous characters you chose they will live in our hearts and minds forever. Our prayers and condolences for the surviving family members.

Posted by Yolanta - Acquaintance   September 12, 2020

Wonderful actress. One of a kind. She has left behind a superb body of work and will be sorely missed. RIP Diana.

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2020


Safe, Whole, and Intact

Posted by Selma' J Boyd - Canton, OH   September 12, 2020

Rigg Family,
My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    September 12, 2020

To The Rigg Family : Prayers and Thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Peace and Luv be with you. God Bless You

Posted by Diana Clendenin - ASTON, PA   September 12, 2020


Thank you for the memories. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   September 11, 2020

I am 63 years old and I watched the Avengers faithfully Miss Rigg was my first crush RIP , EMMANUEL

Posted by Scott Hawkins - Friend   September 11, 2020

I am 63 years old and I watched the Avengers faithfully Miss Rigg was my first crush RIP , EMMA

Posted by Scott Hawkins - Friend   September 11, 2020

i was your fan.i enjoyed your work.

Posted by patrick wolfw - killdeer, SK   September 11, 2020

Rest in Peace dear Dianna,
"Mrs Peel, your needed, in heaven". To once again team up with Steed.

I have loved you since I was an eight year old boy watching The Avengers when it premiered in the USA.

I loved you in your series and movie work and regret I never saw you on stage.

I was fortunate to know Patrick Macnee while he resided in the Palm Springs desert. My biggest lifetime thrill would have been meeting Dianna.

Diana's talents were remarkable and her spirit engaging, a joy to watch!

My life would not have been the same growing if I had not had the trendsetting Dianna Rigg showing women everywhere that they could be more than secretaries.

The world has lost a rare treasure.

Everybody exposed to Dianna Rigg is compelled to fall in love with her.

Dianna's work had given her immortality and I will enjoy her work until the day I too Graduate to Glory. I will finally meet the essence of the vibrant Dianna Rigg.

Posted by Val Crotty - Palm Springs, CA   September 11, 2020

Loved the Avengers. "Mrs Peel were needed"
Miss you Mrs

Posted by Nancy Libby - Hartford, CT   September 11, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Diana Riggs passing. When we were kids we use to watch her and Patrick McNee on the Avengers. She is now in heaven with the LORD. The family in in our prayers. RIP Diana we will miss you.

Posted by Terri and Jim Zezza - Exeter, PA - friend   September 11, 2020


She was my icon. I tried to be Mrs. Peel. Mrs. Peel, you are loved and will be missed. Rest in Peace. Condolences to your family and friends. Thank you for being wonderful.

Posted by Stephanie Krol - Spring, TX - friend   September 11, 2020

We met in our teens. Very sorry to hear of her passing. John.

Posted by John Donaldson - Reading, UK - Acquaintance   September 11, 2020


Condolences to Rachael and RIP Dame Diana.

Posted by Debbie - Havre de Grace, MD   September 11, 2020

Very sorry about Dame Diana going to be with The Lord. I grew up with her watching The Avengers and loved the imported tv series. Condolences to Rachael Stirling and surviving family. RIP Mrs. Emma Peel.

Posted by Debbie    September 11, 2020

Dame Diana Rigg,

I first saw you on the screen as Emma Peel, with Patrick Macnee, as John
Steed. Loved your moves for a impressionist boy under 10. Saw you after that in the Assassination Bureau, then as Mrs James Bond in Ian Flemings 007 In His Majesty's Secret Service. Rest in Peace..


Posted by Peter F Lieggi    September 11, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Diana’s passing, I loved watching her on the Avengers, what a fine actress. May the Almighty God in the Heavens mend and bind up your grieving hearts with His loving kindness and tender care in this time sorrow as you miss Diana from your lives and as the world misses her too. Diana will be remembered by the Legacy she left behind.

Posted by BRY    September 11, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences. Ms. Rigg will be remembered for her outstanding talent and performances.

Posted by JE Sowell    September 11, 2020

Diana was a favorite on her TV career for this person. Her passing on to a much better world than this one is a good thing or her but a sad one for us. God Bless Diana Rigg,

Posted by Amish Barnes - New Orleans, LA - significant_other   September 11, 2020

I send sincere condolences to the family, friends, and admirers of Diana Rigg. She was a great talent and will be missed. At this difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may your memories of Diana remain close to your heart.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   September 11, 2020

My deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rigg family.

I am a 32 years old french man, and I cried for long minutes when I heard the news.
Dame Diana, although we were many years and a nationality apart, touched my soul when I was a teenager. Through her character of Mrs Peel of course. With her tremendous class and beauty, and certainly with her witty and sharp spirit. I always felt like we should have been friends, if it weren't for the timing. There was a vulnerability lying underneath but she always seemed to have the upper hand over it.

I regret I didn't know her personaly, wasn't blessed by knowing her flaws as well as her enlightening qualities. Diana is, to me, the best example of a woman and I will always keep her close to my heart.

My thoughts go to the family and friends. I say safe journey to Diana. Thank you for the joy and dreams. You will live in our hearts, and most certainly in mine. Rest in peace. Meet you sometime on the other side.


Posted by Thomas Gregori - paris - acquaintance   September 11, 2020

Diana Rigg, was one of our truly great actresses, who will be remembered.I watched her outstanding talent from her Avengers days to mostly everting she has ever done. My thoughts are with her family, Diana a truly remarkable woman who brought joy to my life.

Robert Murray.
Sept 11/9/20

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2020

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the Rigg family.
I am 32 years old, a Frenchman, and I cried for long minutes when I heard the news.

Diana, although we were many years and a nationality apart, touched my soul when I was a teenager. Through her character of Mrs Peel of course, with her tremendous class and beauty, but most certainly with her wit and sharp spirit. I was in love. I will always keep Diana close to my heart.

Safe journey Dame Diana, thank you for the joy and for setting an example of a fearless and strong woman. You will live in our hearts. Most certainly in mine.

Rest in peace.

Posted by Thomas G - Friend   September 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2020

My condolences to the family, I remember watching avengers and admiring Emma Peel because she was so cool! Please grow comfort and peace from God’s word. Ecclesiastes 7:1

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2020

Diana Rigg was a great actress. My husband and I loved "The Avengers" tv show.

Posted by Yvonne    September 11, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I first watched Diana in the Avengers, and immediately then followed her career. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Thank you for the joy you brought many in your life. God bless..

Posted by Neal Sutor - Friend   September 11, 2020

May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)

Posted by Jan Deer    September 11, 2020

As a young girl watching TV i could choose between Dr Who's Assistant or Mrs Peel in the Avengers. Diana Rigg won hands down. I adored her. Beautiful, svelte, stylish, athletic, cool as a cucumber, unflappable, totally her own woman, so POWERFUL. A down to earth Yorkshire lass, naughty, witty and a brilliant actress. Thankyou.

Posted by Bronwen Algate - Newstead   September 11, 2020

Good night Mrs. Peel!

Posted by Ernest Beltran - Tulare, CA   September 11, 2020

The world is a sadder place without you in it. Thank you for all the happy film and TV memories. R.I.P.

Posted by KEN KOCHER    September 10, 2020

I have enjoyed her acting.

Posted by David Milner - Friend   September 10, 2020

RIP Diana

Posted by Frank Grandon    September 10, 2020

I remember Diana from The
Avengers. We're the same age.
I watched her ever week, thought she was "cool"
Time for you to rest, lovely lady

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

I loved her since she played Emma Peel. I will miss her.

Posted by Jerri A Ervin    September 10, 2020

I thought Diana Rigg was a wonderful actress. She was a public figure whose obituary I might hope I would never have to see. I'm old enough to watched her in "The Avengers" in the early years when the episodes were first shown in this country. I remember her too in "The Hospital" with George C. Scott in the early '70s. I remember an article once that contrasted her wit, her intelligence, her sparkle, her style with the kind of roles some other women played, specifying Eva Gabor in "Green Acres." She will be, and should be missed.

Posted by John Seidenberg - Chevy Chase, MD   September 10, 2020

She was to die for in the 60s and 70s, She costarred in a tv version of 'A midsummer night's Dream' with Judi Dench and Helen Mirren. Then, a great comeback as Grandma Olenna Tyrell in GOT. Rest in peace, Diana, and enjoy your journey. Like Olenna, you were good, you were very good.

Posted by John and Nicole Reich-Reid - Acquaintance   September 10, 2020


DR: Condolences to her inside or outside entertainment friends and family!

Posted by - IA   September 10, 2020

Although many years before my time, you are my #1 Bond Girl. Absolutely love the Bond love story and admire how you played her role!!! (probably deserved a better co-star though....). You will be remembered by having an amazing career that spanned for decades as well as a very full and exotic life that most would be envious. Diana, will be tremendously missed by your family and fans alike. RIP

Posted by Jeff Morrison - Friend   September 10, 2020

Dear Rigg Family Rory and I sincerely would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Diana Rigg.best faith/rory

Posted by faith c tobin/Rory S.Dockett    September 10, 2020


Godspeed Diana, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful film and TV memories.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   September 10, 2020

Your performances will be remembered.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   September 10, 2020

Used to watch the Avengers every week and loved both Dialla Rigg and Patrick McNee! RIP!

Posted by Barb thompson    September 10, 2020

It is a shock to hear of the loss of someone you have known and admired (perhaps even loved) for so many years ... fifty-five years, to be exact. I became a life-long fan only half-way through the first television episode in which I saw her (The Avengers, of course.). It was, in part, juvenile pubescent attraction; how could a sixteen-year-old boy NOT be attracted to a sleek, svelte woman clad entirely in black leather?
But her tremendous talent far outshone such puerile "M appeal", making me an eager audience of every performance available, and never once disappointment. The only disappointment was geographical: separation by a quarter of the world's circumference made it impossible to attend her many, certainly extraordinary theatre performances. Thank God for film and television!
You will be sorely missed, Dame Diana.

Posted by Andrew Fellner - BELLEVILLE, IL   September 10, 2020

Remember her from a lot of television shows and movies.

Posted by Stephanie D Schell    September 10, 2020


Dame Diana Rigg will always b known as Tracy Bond to me she was such a great actress may she R.I.P.

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020


The Avengers was my favourite tv programm, Diana, as Emma Peel was the best , she was so beautiful an talented ! We'll never forget her , I'm very sad tonight, but I'm sure she's in heaven now.God Bless you Diana.Thank you so much for everything, I'll always love you with all my heart. (sorry for my poor english I'm french).

Posted by nicolas    September 10, 2020

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the Rigg family.
I am 32 years old, a Frenchman, and I cried for long minutes when I heard the news.
Diana, although we were many years and a nationality apart, touched my soul when I was very young. Through her character of Mrs Peel of course, with her tremendous class and beauty, but most certainly with her wit, her sharp spirit.

It's almost beyond words, how many times I was thinking (and will keep thinking) of Diana.
Because her strength, humor, kindness and free spirit just shone through that character of Mrs Peel.
Was I in love ? Of course I was.. as many others surely. I always kept Diana close to my heart, also as an example. An example of what qualities women should have.
This is surely a fantasized idea I have of Diana, because I didn't really know her, but I am sure those qualities were real, going along with the flaws only her kins were privileged to know.

From a young french man heart, I say safe journey Dame Diana, thank you for the joy and strength you gave us. You will live in our hearts. Most certainly in mine. Rest in peace and love.

Posted by Thomas GREGORI - Significant Other   September 10, 2020

My condolences to her friends and family may she rest in peace she was a fine actress and a very kind Community person David call

Posted by David - Friend   September 10, 2020

I am heartbroken at the loss of this brilliant and shining light. The stars will be a bit brighter tonight. RIP, dear Diana.

Posted by Mark Buckley - Seattle, WA - friend   September 10, 2020

Please accept our condolences for this very sad loss. We so enjoyed her role as Emma Peel...somehow she always had just the right outfits for sleuthing. Thank you for sharing her with the world, and may God comfort you as only He can.

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

I am sorry that your no longer here. I loved The Advengers and enjoyed watching you and Patrick Macnee. I have the complete DVD collection of The Advengers. You and Patrick Macnee are truly missed.

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

Great Lady - a joy to watch on television - memories of youth. - namely The Avengers

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

To the Rigg Family:
You have my profound sympathy during your time of sorrow.
I loved Ms. Rigg as Emma Peel on the Avengers ; she played an exceptional woman during a time that women were considered stay at home women. She played one of my favorite characters.
May God bless you!

Betty Henderson

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

I was so sad to learn of the passing of Diana Rigg. I wanted to be like Mrs. Peele, because of the way Diana portrayed her, a strong, independent woman, who knew how to defend herself and was stylish too! Also, was successful at what she did! Can't get much better than that!

I was and still am a big fan of Diana Rigg's.

I will miss her terribly, as I am sure all of her family, friends, fellow actors, actresses and fans will miss her.

May G-d Bless and Keep Diana Rigg.


Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020

Hi how are you I was writing to you to give my condolences to you and your family etc.. RIP. I loved her movies etc.. she seemed like a nice person. I will.miss her so. Take care bye.

Posted by Jody Brachman - Acquaintance   September 10, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Diane. I loved her as Emma in the Avengers. The Rigg family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God give you everlasting comfort (2 Thess. 2:16).

Posted by Jenee    September 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. She was an awesome Actress may the God of love and tender mercies comfort and strengthen the family in this difficult time.

Posted by Kay - GA   September 10, 2020

Beautiful lady! Great actress! Loved her as Emma Peel, she will be missed

Posted by Denny Fleming - Keyser, WV   September 10, 2020

You were such an amazing and Beautiful woman. The world lost an icon and Heaven gained an Angel. Rest In Peace, And allow your Legecy to live on for eternity.

Posted by Traci Gardner - Anniston, AL - acquaintance   September 10, 2020

My condolences to the family and friends of Diana. May the memories of all the good times you shared bring a smile to your face and the God of tender mercy comfort you during this trial.

Posted by RH - MS   September 10, 2020

We all appreciate the contribute of a Diana Rigg and send our deepest condolences.May you receive comfort from the God of comfort memories during this sad time.

Posted by A friend   September 10, 2020


Shocked & saddened and so very sorry! Thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to Diana Rigg's family, friends and associates. She was so beautiful and talented! Wonderful in all her roles. She will surely be missed. Although she is gone too soon, her amazing body of work will be her everlasting legacy. May she rest in eternal peace and may the everlasting light shine upon her.

Posted by Nancy Woodwell-Freedman - Sandy Hook, CT   September 10, 2020

When I first saw you on TV in "The Avengers", I knew you were special. Today, I am grieved to learn of your passing and I offer my sincere condolences to your loved ones and many fans. Thank you for all that you did to entertain the world and bless us with your talent. I shall watch the reruns with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.

Posted by Wil Raymond - Homestead, FL - friend   September 10, 2020

Diana , was a very neat Lady . She will be missed . RIP

Posted by Frank Oshinski - Stokesdale, NC   September 10, 2020

One of the most beautiful women to ever walk planet Earth.

Posted by Roddan    September 10, 2020

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