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    Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies

    Patrick Macnee reprised his John Steed role for The New Avengers TV series, starring alongside Joanna Lumley and Gareth HuntActor 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 series, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said.
    Macnee also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway, and served in the Royal Navy during World War Two.
    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.
    James Bond ally

    Born in London, Macnee grew up in Berkshire and was educated at Summerfields Preparatory School and Eton.
    At the age of the 11, he acted in Henry V opposite a young Sir Christopher Lee. He first appeared in the West End while still in his teens.
    He played a number of minor roles - including one in Laurence Olivier's 1948 film version of Hamlet - before rising to fame in the original Avengers series between 1961 and 1969.
    Macnee returned when that series was reprised as The New Avengers in the 1970s, appearing alongside Joanna Lumley's Purdey and Gareth Hunt's Mike Gambit.
    Later, he starred on Broadway in Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth, touring internationally with that play and several other productions
    He also appeared in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, playing an ally of Roger Moore's Bond character, and was a guest star in dozens of British, American and Australian TV productions.
    'Ahead of their time'

    In a 2014 interview with The Lady magazine, Macnee said he believed The Avengers was a success because it "did something different and did it better."
    He told the magazine: "It was beautifully written, the ideas were very good, way ahead of their time and they incorporated fantasies for people who dreamed of doing exciting things."
    Macnee, centre, appeared with Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt in The New AvengersMacnee had two children, son Rupert and daughter Kate Woodville, and one grandson.
    He was married three times, including to actress Katherine Woodville, with whom he acted in The Avengers.
    He had been a US citizen since 1959, according to the AP news agency.
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    Another part of my childhood gone... RIP Steed

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    I liked that man

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    loved the avengers...

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    RIP Mr cool

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