One of the most beloved British actors of all time has passed away at the age of 89. Sir Roger Moore was best known for his role in the James Bond movies from 1973 and 1985, starring in some of the most popular films in the series.
The actor had been battling cancer recently and his family have announced his death saying “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.”
Moore was the third actor to play the iconic James Bond character and starred in 7 of the 007 movies. The actors last public appearance was back in November of 2016 when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all dealing with this loss.
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