Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89.

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Sir Roger Moore (Credit: @SirRogerMoore/Twitter)

The famed James Bond actor, who played the titular spy for seven films, has passedaway aged 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

In a statement released by Sir Roger Moore’s family, 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.”

“We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered to be his greatest achievement.”

“The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at Lodnon’s Royal Festival Hall. The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born.”

“Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.”

“Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina at this difficult time, and in accordance with our father’s wishes, there will be a private funeral in Monaco.”

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Author: Thomas Parkes

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