After a brief battle with cancer, Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89.
The news was announced via Twitter from his family. Children Debora, Geoffrey, and Christian. “a short but brave battle with cancer.” Moore passed away in Switzerland and will soon be take to Monaco for a private funeral, abiding by Moore’s final wishes.
The statement also stated, “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.” “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
Having played James Bond for seven films, Moore certainly left his mark on the pop culture landscape. Starting in 1973 with Live and Let Die, Moore took over the role of the most famous superspy when Sean Connery stepped down after Diamonds Are Forever. From then on he became the longest actor to portray the character until 1985’s A View to a Kill.
Other notable roles in Moore’s career include Simon Templar in the UK spy series The Saint and The Cannonball Run playing Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.
Outside of acting Moore became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors in 1991, was knighted in 2003 by Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable services, and in 2008 he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was appointed Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
We here at Don’t Hate the Geek would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and best wishes to the friends and family of Roger Moore.
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