Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the Third James Bond (1927-2017)

Lawrence Kim
May 26, 2017

James Bond star Roger passed away at the age of 89 following a short battle with cancer.

Sir Roger Moore's family confirmed the news on Twitter announcing that he had died following "a short but fearless battle with cancer".

In a statement made available Tuesday in Abuja, UNICEF stated that "with the passing of Sir Roger Moore, the world has lost one of its great champions for children - and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend".

Actress Robbin Young, who starred alongside Sir Roger in 1981 Bond instalment For Your Eyes Only, added that her "heart aches" after hearing the news. We are all devastated.

At a ceremony for his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2007, Moore commented, "Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films".

"The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it can not be quantified in words alone", the statement read.

Daniel's predecessor as Bond, Pierce Brosnan, is third place in the rankings, while the original 007, Sean Connery, is fourth.

Moore remains the actor who played the suave superspy the most times, with seven films, beginning with The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974 through 1985's A View to a Kill.

In accordance with Sir Roger Moore's wishes, the funeral will be a private, family service in Monaco. He leaves behind his three children, and his wife of 15 years Kristina "Kiki" Tholstrup. "He acted in films such as Live and Let Die" and "The Spy Who Loved Me".

Moore put his celebrity to good use through out his life and became a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991.

In 2016, Moore toured theaters performing his one-man show, "An Evening with Roger Moore".

British actor-writer Jim Howick said: "To my first hero, Sir Roger Moore, I salute you and your work and thank you for the fun you have given me".

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