Sad news today dear readers as it has been announced by his family that actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me, as well as many other movies where he was instantly recognised, many will also remember his caricature of the ITV show Spitting Image, with the over exaggeration of his eyebrow movements.
Sir Roger Moore’s family confirmed the news on Twitter earlier this afternoon, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
Sir Roger Moore’s Bond credits include Moonraker, Octopussy and Live and Let Die.
The Statement for Sir Roger, who died in Switzerland, also mentioned that there will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, they added.
“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” read the statement from Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
“Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina [his wife] at this difficult time.”
The statement also said:
“We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered to be his greatest achievement.
Along with his famous Bond role, Moore was also known for TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.
Twitter Remembers Sir Roger Moore
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017
RIP sir Roger Moore
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) May 23, 2017
RIP Sir Roger Moore – the James Bond legend has died today, his family announce. pic.twitter.com/cmHVLoHBL6
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) May 23, 2017
— Nicky Campbell (@NickyAACampbell) May 23, 2017
RIP Sir Roger Moore- You always provided a… flipping… good time as James Bond. Thanks for the memories! pic.twitter.com/2VfSQfmIRo
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 23, 2017