Another iconic actor is gone. We’re just learning that Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 following a battle with cancer. On Moore’s Twitter account, the family made the following statement:
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
Best known for portraying James Bond in seven films — Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill — Moore first rose to international fame thanks to suave and charismatic performances in TV shows like The Saint, The Persuaders, and Maverick.
Moore’s later years were dedicated to his humanitarian efforts, will him serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and working with PETA. His tireless efforts to better the world were recognized when he was knighted in 2003. (He also was celebrated numerous times for his professional and charitable work during his lifetime). He wrote about his experiences in the books My Word is Bond and One Lucky Bastard, both of which shed insight into the man and his work. Moore was married four times and had three children, he leaves them behind along with a devoted fanbase who thought that his 007 was the one packed with the most humor and humanity. To them, nobody does it better.
Previously on MovieFanFare: James Bond in the ’70s: The Spy Who Loved Me