For an entire generation of James Bond fans, there was only one real Agent 007. Roger Moore starred in some of the best Bond films. Sadly, he has passed away at the age of 89.
BBC News reported:
Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.
Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.
The statement, from his children, read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
The actor took the character of James Bond in a more humorous direction than his predecessor Sean Connery.
Sir Roger’s Bond was calm and suave – a smooth operator who could seemingly get himself out of a tricky situation with ease.
The veteran star, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, his children said.
“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 [Tholstrup, his wife] at this difficult time.”
Here’s a highlight reel of Moore as James Bond:
Take a look back at Sir Roger Moore's role as 007. pic.twitter.com/biPsDe4TnF
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