Sir Roger Moore Dies At Age 89

Moore was battling cancer at the time of his death.

Famous for taking down outlandish villains and having beautiful women around him as James Bond, Sir Roger Moore became an icon for many generations, who became fans of the British espionage franchise.

He replaced the more by-the-book head strong Sean Connery with a more lighter and flamboyant take on the immensely popular world-saving spy in 1973's Live and Let Die. Moore later played the character for several more times until finishing his run as Bond in 1985's A View to a Kill.

"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," his children said in a statement. "The love which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.

"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."

Moore was not only famous for being the suave and dashing Bond, he was also a recurring thespian on stage. He was also a man of philanthropy, being designated a goodwill UNICEF ambassador in 1991.

"Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina at this difficult time, and in the accordance with our father's wishes there will be a private funeral in Monaco," said his children.

He is survived by his three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian and wife, Kristina Tholstrup.


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