Sir Roger Moore, of James Bond fame has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. The British actor best known for playing the world famous agent a total of seven times will be missed by fans across the world.
The late star’s family confirmed the news via Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”. The actor whose claim to fame was playing Agent 007 a total of seven times also portrayed Simon Templar in The Saint Television series from 1962 to 1969. He also starred in The Persuaders, which ran for two seasons in the early 70s. Still it was Bond who Sir Roger will be best remembered for.
Taking over the mantle from Sean Connery, Moore starred in Live and Let Die in 1973 and captained the Bond franchise until 1985’s A View To A Kill. Moore is credited with revitalising the Bond character with a more comedic spin and delivering witty one liners.
The actor remained relatively active featuring in a number of TV, cinematic as well as stage productions post-Bond. In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 14 June 2003.