Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89

Sir Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore, known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89. A Twitter post 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.”

He died in Switzerland, after a short but brave battle with cancer.  His private funeral will be in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.

He played James Bond in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985). Along with his famous Bond role, Moore was also known for 1960s TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.