Former actor in the “007 James Bond” movie series, Sir Roger Moore is dead. The news about his demise was made known by his family via Twitter.
The tweet reads:
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
He was aged 89 and died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.
Moore got his first Bond role in 1973 in “Live and Let Die”, taking over from Sean Connery and continued playing 007 for 12 years, before handing the role over to Timothy Dalton.
He acted the following Bond movies; “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.
Sir Roger Moore also dedicated his time to charity work, hence was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991. This also earned him a knighthood, which he received from the Queen in 2003.