George Lazenby 'weeps' after news of James Bond co-star and good pal Diana ...

GEORGE LAZENBY, who is best known for his role as James Bond, has broken his silence following the news of the death of 007 co-star and Bond Girl, Diana Rigg.

PUBLISHED: 16:05, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:34, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Dame Diana Rigg, who rose to fame in the TV series The Avengers, has died at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer. George Lazenby, 81, was the second person to play the fictional secret agent James Bond alongside the Game Of Thrones actress.


Taking to Instagram, the actor posted a heartbreaking tribute to his on-screen wife, as he admitted he is in tears following the news of her death.

In view of his 7,857 followers, George penned: "I'm so sad to hear of the death of Diana Rigg. She undoubtedly raised my acting game when we made On Her Majesty's Secret Service together in 1968-9.

"I remember the press conference at the Dorchester in London, knowing she was going to play my wife."

He continued: "We had fun together on the set of the movie in Switzerland and Portugal.

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James Bond star George Lazenby 'weeps' over Diana Rigg's deathJames Bond star George Lazenby 'weeps' over Diana Rigg's death (Image: GETTY)

George Lazenby and Dame Diana Rigg's in the James Bond filmGeorge Lazenby and Dame Diana Rigg's in the James Bond film (Image: GETTY)

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"Her depth of experience really helped me. We were good friends on set."

The James Bond actor explained: "Much was made of our supposed differences but that was the Press looking for a news story.

"I was sorry to have lost my wife in the film at the end. The death of Contessa Teresa di Vincenzo Draco created a memorable cinema moment over 50 years ago."

He concluded: "As my new bride, Tracy Bond, I wept for her loss. Now, upon hearing of Dame Diana's death, I weep again. My deepest condolences for her

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