RIP Sir Roger Moore, Dead at 89

The James Bond actor has died after a short battle with cancer, his family announced.

by Amy Walker
23 May 2017, 1:59pm

Photo: Allan Warren

Sir Roger Moore, best-known for his role as James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the legendary spy in seven Bond films – including Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me – between 1973 and 1985.

Sir Roger's family posted the news to the actor's social media accounts, revealing that he had passed away in Switzerland after "a short but brave battle with cancer".

The statement, from his children, added: "Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people."

Born in Stockwell, South London in 1927, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and auditioned for the role of 007 after Sean Connery announced in 1966 that he would no longer be playing the part.

His family have stated that a private funeral will be held in Monaco.

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