The Avengers and Bond Girl star, Honor Blackman has died aged 94 of natural causes, Metro Uk reports.
According to the report, Honor Blackman was at her home in Sussex surrounded by her family when she died.
‘It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman aged 94. ‘She died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, Sussex surrounded by her family.
Honor Blackman was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby Kaufmann and Lottie Croft, adopted during her marriage to Maurice Kaufmann and her four grandchildren.
‘As well as being a much adored mother and grandmother, Honor Blackman was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent; with an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess, along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic she achieved an unparalleled iconic status in the world of film and entertainment and with an absolute commitment to her craft and total professionalism in all her endeavours she contributed to some of the great films and theatre productions of our times.
‘Her numerous and varied roles included Cathy Gale in The Avengers and Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. She is also famous for her role as the vengeful goddess Hera in the Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer, production of Jason and the Argonauts and as Laura West on the TV series The Upper Hand (1990-1996).
Honor’s successful career has also extended into theatre including The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and Cabaret to name just a few.
In recent years Honor Blackman was touring and performing in her show ‘Honor Blackman as herself’ at a various venue across the UK.
Blackman got her big break in the 60s with her starring role in The Avengers, opposite Patrick Macnee as John Steed. Her fierce personality, martial arts skills, as well as her tight-fitting catsuits, made her a household name.
Tributes have been pouring in since the sad news of her death.