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‘Avengers’ star Patrick Macnee passes away

Latest Update: June 27, 2015 | 127 Views

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 series, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said, reported Variety.

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

A statement on the actor’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.

Born in London, Macnee grew up in Berkshire and was educated at Summerfields Preparatory School and Eton.

At the age of 11, he acted in Henry V opposite a young Christopher Lee. He first appeared in the West End while still in his teens.


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