The family of Roger Moore has announced that the legendary actor, known for his title role of James Bond, has died in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89.
The third actor to take on the role of 007, Moore helped redefine the the British secret agent character across seven films from 1973 to 1985, including 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). He also played Simon Templar in the adaptation of The Saint between 1962 and 1969, and enjoyed a storied acting career. He was commended for multiple awards for both his acting and charity work.
Read his family’s full statement below.
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