Sir Roger Moore KBE, who starred as James Bond in seven “007” movies has died in Switzerland after a “short but brave battle with cancer”.
The death was confirmed by his children on Twitter. He died at the age of 89.
“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 tweet 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. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
Along with his famous Bond role in 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), and A View to a Kill (1985), Moore was also known for 1960s TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.
He was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991.