Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies

Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93.

The Briton, best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television spy show, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said.

Macnee, who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway.

Avengers co-star Dame Diana Rigg paid tribute, saying: “Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal”.

A statement on Mcnee’s website read: “Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories.”

He died peacefully at his home in California’s Rancho Mirage on Thursday, Rupert said.

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