The Filmoria family would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Sir Roger Moore, who sadly passed away today (23/05/17) aged 89.
The actor and humanitarian died in Switzerland, following a short illness with cancer. His family posted this statement on the actor’s official Twitter account at 14:13pm, GMT.
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
Moore was best known for his performances as Ian Fleming’s James Bond, assuming the role from Sean Connery. Starring as the famed secret agent in 7 films, over the course of 14 years, in films including A View To A Kill and Live and Let Die. As the longest serving 007 in history, the British actor’s performances are noted for being considerably more humourful – playing on Bond’s playboy-ish tendencies, with a memorable wit and penchant for one-liners. He had previously carved a lengthy career in television between 1958 and 1972 – starring in shows such as The Persuaders, and as Simon Templar in The Saint.
Following his Bond stint, Moore later became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. With his services to charity formally acknowledged by HM The Queen in 2003, with a KBE.
He is survived by his three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.