Actress and former Bond girl Honor Blackman dead at 94


British actress Honor Blackman, best known for playing Pussy Galore in James Bond film Goldfinger, has died. She was 94.

British actress Honor Blackman, best known for playing Pussy Galore in James Bond film Goldfinger, has died of natural causes not linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus. She was 94.

The actress' family released a statement to British newspaper The Guardian announcing her death.

“It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman aged 94. She died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, Sussex, surrounded by her family. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby and Lottie, and grandchildren Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby," the statement said.

“As well as being a much-adored mother and grandmother, Honor was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent; with an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess, along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic, she achieved an unparalleled iconic status in the world of film and entertainment and with absolute commitment to her craft and total professionalism in all her endeavours she contributed to some of the great films and theatre productions of our times.”

Blackman was also famous for playing the role of Cathy Gale in 1960s British spy series The Avengers, alongside Patrick Macnee as John Steed.

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