Sir Roger George Moore (October 14, 1927 – May 23, 2017)
James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89, his family has confirmed.
A statement posted on the actor’s official social media accounts revealed that Moore had passed away in Switzerland 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,” the statement said.
“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified with words alone,” his family’s statement continued.
“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.”
“The affection our father felt whenever he walked onto a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
“The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born.
“Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people. Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina at this difficult time, and in accordance with our father’s wishes there will be a private funeral in Monaco.”
Moore was an English actor. He was the third actor to play the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985 and Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969.
Moore took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery in 1972, and made his first appearance as 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). The longest serving Bond to date, Moore portrayed the spy in six more films: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985).
Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for “services to charity”. In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the same year he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Television series (1958–1972)
Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe
The Alaskans (1959–1960)
The Saint (1962–1969)
The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Lord (Brett) Sinclair
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Rest In Peace brother and thanks for the memories…