Suave British actor Roger Moore, best known for James Bond movies from 1973 – 1985, has died aged 89.
He died in Switzerland of cancer, his children announced on Twitter.
“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 three children announced in the Twitter statement.
Moore starred in seven James Bond films between 1973 and 1985, including Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me. He eventually became the longest-serving actor in the role, his seven Bond films becoming the most commercially successful of the franchise. Other Bond movies included The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Your Eyes Only, Octopussy & A View to a Kill.
His other film credits included The Cannonball Run, Spice World, The Sea Wolves, The Sicilian Cross, Shout at the Devil, The Carer, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Boat Trip.
There were also television roles, notably the role of Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962–1969, plus Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick, The Persuaders, Alias, The Dream Team, The Third Man and 77 Sunset Strip.
In 2003 he was knighted for his humanitarian work, introduced to Unicef by the late Audrey Hepburn and appointed as a goodwill ambassador in 1991.