Actress Diana Rigg has passed away at the age of 82.

Rigg was renowned for playing Lady Olenna Tyrell on 'Game of Thrones'. She was also known for playing intelligence agent Emma Peel in 'The Avengers' in the 1960s.

The actress played a variety of roles across stage, TV and film in the span of her career.

She was a Golden Globe nominee for her role in 1971 film 'The Hospital' and an Emmy winner for playing Mrs. Danvers in the 1997 TV mini-series of 'Rebecca'.

Diana Rigg also starred in Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and 'The Painted Veil' opposite Naomi Watts and Edward Norton.

She last filmed a TV adaptation of 'Black Narcissus' and horror-thriller 'Last Night in Soho'.

Rigg was a member of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic from 1972-75, essaying Lady Macbeth in 1972, and a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1959-64.

She appeared on Broadway three times, and was Eliza Doolittle in a 1974 revival of Shaw’s 'Pygmalion'.

Regarding her small screen credits, she was a guest star on 'Extras' in 2006 and on 'Dr. Who' in 2013.

She had her own sitcom vehicle, NBC’s 'Diana,' in 1973-74.

The English actress earned four nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones'.

She is survived by her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling.

According to a Channel 4 statement, Stirling said the actress died in her sleep this morning, having been diagnosed with cancer in March.

She said she "spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words."

Rigg's agent said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning.

"She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Dame Diana was an icon of theatre, film, and television."