James Bond actor Roger Moore has shared his sorrow after the death of screen veteran Patrick MacNee.
So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us. We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him. A true gent.
Popular actor who once fronted one of the biggest shows of the 1960s dies surrounded by family in California.Read the full story ›
TV legend Patrick Macnee, who died aged 93, also had a cameo role in an Oasis music video.
The Avengers actor appeared as a driver in the video for the 1990s hit Don't Look Back in Anger.
Patrick Macnee is best remembered for his role as John Steed, in 1960s spy show The Avengers - and, a decade later, in The New Avengers.
Steed was the quintessential English gentleman spy, who preferred to fight with an umbrella than gun.
Over the years he played Steed, Macnee appeared alongside Ian Hendry, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, Joanna Lumley, and Gareth Hunt.
Actor Patrick Macnee will be remembered as "a popular figure in the television industry", according to a statement on his website.
"He was at home wherever in the world he found himself. He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them. Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories and good wishes."
His most memorable role, as John Steed in The Avengers, "was probably Britain’s greatest television export and is still broadcast around the world".
Patrick Macnee, the actor best known for playing agent John Steed in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, has died aged 93, according to a statement on his website.
Macnee died at his home in California surrounded by family, the statement said.
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