James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89 of cancer
James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore died in Switzerland of cancer.
James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. His children, Deborah, Christian and Geoffrey, shared the sad news from his official Twitter handle.
“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. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” the statement read.
The statement added, “In accordance with our father’s wishes, there will be a private funeral in Monaco.”
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
The actor played James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, including The Spy Who Loved Me and Octopussy. He is survived by his wife Kristina Tholstrup and three children.