Co-stars pay tribute to Patrick Macnee
26 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Co-stars of The Avengers actor Patrick Macnee have been paying tribute following his death at the age of 93.
The British actor, best known for playing dapper spy John Steed in the 1960s television show, died at home in California with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said.
Dame Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel in the show, said: “Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal.”
Sir Roger Moore described him as “a true gent”.
They appeared together on screen when Macnee played one of James Bond’s allies in 1985’s A View to a Kill.
Sir Roger tweeted: “So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us. We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him.”
A statement on Macnee’s website said: “Patrick Macnee was a popular figure in the television industry. He was at home wherever in the world he found himself.
“He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them. Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories and good wishes.”
Macnee, who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway.
Dame Diana Rigg starred in The Avengers between 1965-1968
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Source:: BBC Entertainment