Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.
“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 three children said in a statement.
He is best known for being the third actor to play the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985 and Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969.
Report says the love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.
“Moore died in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,’’ the statement said.
Moore enjoyed a stellar show business career spanning over six decades, but he will be forever best known for being the longest-running actor to play suave super-spy 007.
He played James Bond for 12 years and seven films to his credit, starting with 1973’s Live and Let Die.