James Bond film star Honor Blackman passed away at the age of 94.
The third entry in the James Bond film franchise, Goldfinger, introduced audiences to Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore, the leader of a group of women aviators known as the Flying Circus. Even to this date, Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore is consistently ranked as one of the best Bond Girls in the history of the film series.
Now, Honor Blackman’s family announced that the iconic actress has died of natural causes at age 94. The family released the following statement on Honor Blackman’s passing to The Guardian:
“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.
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.”
In addition to her role as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film series, Honor Blackman was known for her performances as Cathy Gale as the British espionage series titled The Avengers, Hera in Jason and the Argonauts, and Laura West in the 1990s sitcom The Upper Hand. Furthermore, Honor Black was known for her appearances in theater productions of The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and Cabaret.
James Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli released a statement on Honor Blackman’s passing noting that she will be forever remembered as Pussy Galore, adding, “She was an extraordinary talent and a beloved member of the Bond family. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.”
Meanwhile, the James Bond legacy will continue with the release of No Time to Die this fall.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script co-written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
No Time To Die will be released in theaters on November 25, 2020.
Source: The Guardian