Roger Moore has passed away in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. Moore was 89 years old.
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
Moore is best known for his role as James Bond. He played 007 in seven films, the longest serving James Bond (from 1973-1985) and the oldest, having retired at the age of 58. He’s also the first man who played James Bond to pass away. Moore also starred in a number of movies and television shows over the course of his career, including The Saint, Cannonball Run, and The Persuadables. Before playing Bond, he also replaced James Garner in the American series, Maverick.
In 1999, he was honored by the British government with the title Commander of the British Empire.
Moore is survived by his fourth wife, as well as three children.
Roger Moore was my first Bond. Spy who loved me, For your eyes only, Live and let die. Rest in peace.— Daniel Hardy (@Daniel23hardy) May 23, 2017
RIP Roger Moore. You played the only James Bond who went to outer space to save the day! pic.twitter.com/ban12ugMRO— Rudie Obias (@RudieObias) May 23, 2017