Former James Bond Veteran Actor Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short but brave battle with cancer on Tuesday.
Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news, posted to Moore’s official Twitter account that the veteran actor died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.
In a post from his children on the actor’s official Twitter account read : “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
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 Moore featured as James Bond 007 in seven films between 1973 and 1985. Moore became the longest-running Bond actor in the role, beginning with Live and Let Die in 1973, until A View to a Kill in 1985. When he finally retired from the role in 1985, he was 58.
Moore’s Bond movies :
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
The family will hold a private funeral in Monaco, as per our father’s wishes, his children said.
Sir Roger Moore is survived by his wife Kristina Tholstrup, whom he married in 2002, and three children from an earlier marriage, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.