MONACO – Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announced on Tuesday.
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Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.
The statement, from his children, read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” they said in a Twitter post.
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
Sir Roger, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, they added.
Mr Moore played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Along with his famous Bond role, Moore was also known for TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.