Actress Honor Blackman dies at 94


Legendary Bond girl and Avengers actress Honor Blackman has died, she was aged  94.

In the course of her career, she was best known  for her role as Pussy Galore in James Bond  film Goldfinger.

She also starred as  Cathy Gale in The Avengers.

She died of  natural causes at her home in Lewes, Sussex surrounded by loved ones, her family announced today.

In a statement, they said: ‘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.

‘She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two adopted children Barnaby and Lottie, and her four grandchildren Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby.’

Tribute has continued to pour in from industry pals.

Actor Joe McGann, who starred alongside Blackman in the ITV series The Upper Hand, tweeted: ‘Just heard the very sad news that dear Honor has died.

‘What a woman she was – fiercely bright, superbly funny and a wonderful actress on screen and onstage. I loved every day of working with her and I loved and respected her with all my heart. RIP.’

David Walliams tweeted: ‘Farewell Honor Blackman. She will live forever as Pussy Galore in ‘Goldfinger’.’

She will be greatly missed.

Pictured in the James Bond movie in 1964