Actor Sir Roger Moore, popularly known for playing James Bond (007), has died at the age of 89 after battling with cancer. Sir Roger Moore, who played a famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill, breathed his last, yesterday in Switzerland. Reportedly, his funeral will take place in Monaco, Europe as wished by Moore.(Also Read: Brad Pitt Breaks Silence Post Angelina Jolie Split, Reveals He Quit Boozing and Smoking)
As per media reports, Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter. They reported the news saying he had died after a short but brave battle with cancer.
The message shared on the actor’s official Twitter account reads, “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
His kids wrote, “the affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall.”
“The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born.”
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 survived by his wife Kristina and three children- Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
Well, the actor will be remembered forever and so will be his movies that are currently running in our mind. Let’s take a look at his top 10 movies that will remain with us forever!
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Sherlock Holmes in New York(1976)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
The Sea Wolves(1980)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Moore did not act on screen for five years after he stopped playing Bond. However, he returned back to the screen television series “My Riviera”. At the age of 73, he played an amorous homosexual man in Boat Trip (2002).
We lost a legendary and a famous on-screen spy who played the character of James Bond(007) in seven movies. RIP Sir Roger Moore.