British actor Patrick Macnee, best known for playing secret agent John Steed in the 1960s cult-favorite television series The Avengers, has passed away from natural causes at age 93.
He briefly reprised his iconic, umbrella sword-wielding character for the short-lived mid-seventies revival The New Avengers.
Macnee’s post-Avengers television credits included the title role in ABC’s CIA series Gavilan, the 1989 miniseries Around the World in 80 Days, voicing the opening credits for televisions original Battlestar Galactica, the CBS drama P.S.I. Luv U, the syndicated action-adventure series Thunder in Paradise and, most recently, a 2001 episode of Frasier.
He was a wonderful actor and will be missed. R.I.P. Patrick Macnee.