If you were a young adult male in the 60's, this hurts.
News has come across the wires of the passing of Dame Diana Rigg at the age of 82.
Still best known for her stint as Emma Peel on The Avengers, Ms. Rigg experienced a career resurgence when she was cast in the recently concluded HBO series, Game of Thrones, her first television series in the US since hosting PBS' Mystery! in the 80's.
Like her Avengers predecessor, Honor Blackman, Diana also starred in a James Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", opposite George Lazenby, and holding the distinction of being the only one to play Mrs. James Bond. Her film credits also include "Theatre of Blood", with Vincent Price, and "The Assassination Bureau", with Oliver Reed.
The British rock group, The Pretenders, paid homage to The Avengers, and singer Chrissie Hynde in particular, honored Rigg, with their music video for 1986's "Don't Get me Wrong".
In 1973, Diana was lured back to American television by producer Leonard Stern, who'd developed a sitcom for her. However, Diana ended up a dud for NBC, lasting half a season. From that series, though, comes a clip of an Avengers reunion with co-star Patrick MacNee, who this time plays a suitor of Diana's, something, I think, John Steed aspired to be some years earlier......
Rest in peace, Dame Diana.