Roger Moore, best known for his role in the James Bond movies, died at the age of 89. The famous actor was suffering from cancer at the time of his death.
The death of the famous actor was confirmed by his family in a statement posted on Twitter. The actor’s family said that Roger passed away after “a short but brave battle with cancer.” “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people,” the statement said. “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” it added. The statement released by his children also indicated that Roger will have a private funeral in Monaco, as he wished.
Roger Moore played in no less than seven James Bond movies, including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. He has surely been one of the most emblematic James Bond actors. He took over the honor to play James Bond from famous actor Sean Connery. And he actually managed to change the image of this character with his interpretation, becoming more humorous, calm and suave.
His last James Bond movie, A View to a Kill was released in 1985. At that time, it was claimed that Roger decided to leave the franchise. He was 58 when his last James Bond movie was featured in theaters. “My personality is entirely different than previous Bonds. I’m not that cold-blooded killer type. Which is why I play it mostly for laughs,” the famous actor once said in a statement.
Besides his James Bond role, Roger Moore is also known for playing in famous television series The Persuaders and The Saint. He was also known for his impressive humanitarian work, becoming a Unicef goodwill ambassador in 1991.