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R.I.P John Steed

Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015), the actor best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s TV series « The Avengers » (Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir in French), died on this day, at the age of 93.

The Avengers – Season 5 – 1967
Opening titles and closing credits.

When asked which of his original co-stars – Blackman as Cathy Gale, Rigg as Emma Peel, or Thorson as Tara King – were most appealing, Macnee replied: “The very first thing you learn if you’re a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That’s the way of all death. You get a big pointed high heel in your groin and you’ll never walk again!”

The Guardian (2015)

Farewell, John Steed….

R.I.P Dame Diana Rigg… (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020)