Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in their roles as John Steed and Emma Peel in the television series The Avengers in 1967. Macnee died today in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93. Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Popperfoto/Getty Images The Two-Way Patrick Macnee, Star Of Cult TV Show 'The Avengers,' Dies At 93 June 25, 2015 The U.K.-born actor appeared on stage and in films, but it was his role as John Steed in the 1960s show that made him famous around the world. Macnee died of natural causes in California.