In Photos: Remembering James Bond star Roger Moore
Roger Moore, who starred in the iconic “James Bond” franchise in the 1970s and 1980s has died.
In a statement posted on the actor’s official social media accounts, it was revealed that Moore passed away in Switzerland after a “short and brave battle with cancer”.
Posting on his official Twitter account his family said, “ With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
Moore was the third actor to play the James Bond after Sean Connery and George Lazenby, making his debut as the 007 in Live and Let Die. More than a billion people saw his play Bond, making him one of the best-known British actors in the world. Along with Bond films including Moonraker, A View To A Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun, Roger appeared in movies such as The Cannonball Run, Spice World, The Boat That Rocked and The Man Who Wouldn’t Die.
Born in Stockwell, London on 14 October 1927, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).
Offscreen he was respected for his charity work and in 1999 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.
While arguably best known for his role as 007, Moore will also be remembered for his work in TV -/The Saint in the 1960s/.