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James Bond actor Roger Moore has passed away at 89

05.23.2017

It is with a heavy heart that we report this morning that the great Sir Roger Moore has passed away today in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89 years old.

The news was broken by his children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian in a heartfelt letter released to the public this morning, as well as in a tweet from the actor's Twitter account:

A true thespian, the actor will be most known as the third incarnation of James Bond, after Sean Connery’s iconic start and George Lazenby’s one outing. His work as Bond included some of more fun outings, like the films THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, LIVE AND LET DIE and OCTOPUSSY. He played the character for 11 years, finishing with A VIEW TO A KILL in 1985. The man was also a notable television actor, acting in tons of classic shows like MAVERICK and, most notably, THE SAINT.

However, it was his charity work that consumed most of his time since the 90s, as he became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1991. Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1999 before advancing to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003, the citation of which was for his charity work.

Though a talented actor all around, the icon will be remembered most for his work as 007 – and for good reason. Everyone has their favorite Bond, but Moore defined an era of Bond movies more so than any actor to play the role. His movies were campy, ridiculous and entertaining, exuding the 70s style with flair, and not to mention had some of the cooler titles. He was a man’s man of the highest order, exuding style, charm and elegance, while also possessing an immense heart that gave back until his final days. He will be missed, and we will have a martini in his honor.

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3:08AM on 05/24/2017
Rip to the worst Bond
Rip to the worst Bond
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8:21PM on 05/23/2017

My Favorite Bond!

I know there are many out there that think Connery was the best. But for me, it's Roger Moore, he always had the best gadgets, one liners, hottest women and faced the most iconic villain in Richard Kiel's... Jaws! >:E
I know there are many out there that think Connery was the best. But for me, it's Roger Moore, he always had the best gadgets, one liners, hottest women and faced the most iconic villain in Richard Kiel's... Jaws! >:E
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7:43PM on 05/23/2017
For nostalgia sake, I'd like to see one of those Bond marathons on TBS this weekend. Rest in peace Sir Roger Moore.
For nostalgia sake, I'd like to see one of those Bond marathons on TBS this weekend. Rest in peace Sir Roger Moore.
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7:02PM on 05/23/2017
One of my favourite actors and also my favourite Bond.
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore
One of my favourite actors and also my favourite Bond.
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore
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5:59PM on 05/23/2017

A great bond

God bless him and his family
God bless him and his family
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4:30PM on 05/23/2017
I'll never forget going to the library and searching through all the VHS copies of the Bond titles they had, Moore's bond was a big thing growing up with us.
I'll never forget going to the library and searching through all the VHS copies of the Bond titles they had, Moore's bond was a big thing growing up with us.
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1:56PM on 05/23/2017

The saint!!

Good Bye Simon
Good Bye Simon
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1:19PM on 05/23/2017

My second favorite Bond

Just rewatched Live and Let Die last night. He was a great Bond, a great actor and just a great part of Hollywood history. He will be missed.
Just rewatched Live and Let Die last night. He was a great Bond, a great actor and just a great part of Hollywood history. He will be missed.
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12:43PM on 05/23/2017
May you rest in peace, Mr. Moore. People think Roger Moore's Bond movies are campy but I do like them. It's fun, full of action and entertaining. It's what James Bond is all about and Roger Moore was awesome in all of them.
May you rest in peace, Mr. Moore. People think Roger Moore's Bond movies are campy but I do like them. It's fun, full of action and entertaining. It's what James Bond is all about and Roger Moore was awesome in all of them.
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1:05PM on 05/23/2017
I love his Bond movies, even Moonraker. I know it's a silly movie but it's fun watching 007 go to space.
I love his Bond movies, even Moonraker. I know it's a silly movie but it's fun watching 007 go to space.
6:09AM on 05/24/2017
Moonraker was very over the top, yet very fun to watch.
Moonraker was very over the top, yet very fun to watch.
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12:27PM on 05/23/2017
R.I.P.
R.I.P.
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12:11PM on 05/23/2017

So sad.

Moore was definitely the most entertaining Bond. I've watched everyone of his 007 movies at least 25 times. He will be missed.
Moore was definitely the most entertaining Bond. I've watched everyone of his 007 movies at least 25 times. He will be missed.
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12:05PM on 05/23/2017
Why is everyone dying? Someone hold me?
Why is everyone dying? Someone hold me?
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11:15AM on 05/23/2017

The Most Underrated Bond!

His films gave us some of the charecters most iconic moments and some of the hottest women.
Godspeed Moore you absolute Alpha of a man!

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His films gave us some of the charecters most iconic moments and some of the hottest women.
Godspeed Moore you absolute Alpha of a man!

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12:49PM on 05/23/2017
He sure was. And I absolutely love The Spy Who Loved Me. Him and Barbara Bach were awesome. To me, she's the best Bond Girl.
He sure was. And I absolutely love The Spy Who Loved Me. Him and Barbara Bach were awesome. To me, she's the best Bond Girl.
7:52PM on 05/23/2017
Moore was always 1st for me. There were many heated debates between friends about Roger and Sean. Looking back now. It's still Moore, Craig, Connery/Brosnan......
Moore was always 1st for me. There were many heated debates between friends about Roger and Sean. Looking back now. It's still Moore, Craig, Connery/Brosnan......
7:52PM on 05/23/2017
Moore was always 1st for me. There were many heated debates between friends about Roger and Sean. Looking back now. It's still Moore, Craig, Connery/Brosnan......
Moore was always 1st for me. There were many heated debates between friends about Roger and Sean. Looking back now. It's still Moore, Craig, Connery/Brosnan......
9:05PM on 05/23/2017
Barbara Bach was undoubtedly one of If not the best. The Spy who Loved Me just hits every quintissential Bond element out of the park. Great, girl, great gadgets, great villian, great henchman, great song. If I were picking a films that epitomized everything iconic about the series it would be that one.
Barbara Bach was undoubtedly one of If not the best. The Spy who Loved Me just hits every quintissential Bond element out of the park. Great, girl, great gadgets, great villian, great henchman, great song. If I were picking a films that epitomized everything iconic about the series it would be that one.
11:10AM on 05/23/2017
RIP Roger

Of all the Bonds, he seemed to have the most fun with it.
RIP Roger

Of all the Bonds, he seemed to have the most fun with it.
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11:02AM on 05/23/2017
He was my dad's favourite Bond and was the first one I ever watched. I loved his campy, suave character and won't forget his outings, even if they weren't my fave. But a lot of them resonate and were the reason I fell in love with the James Bond movies.
He was my dad's favourite Bond and was the first one I ever watched. I loved his campy, suave character and won't forget his outings, even if they weren't my fave. But a lot of them resonate and were the reason I fell in love with the James Bond movies.
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10:33AM on 05/23/2017

my favorite Bond.


RIP

RIP
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10:31AM on 05/23/2017
Gutting. R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore.
Gutting. R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore.
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10:31AM on 05/23/2017
Gutted*
Gutted*
10:26AM on 05/23/2017
RIP Roger Moore...a Saint and a suave agent....this is turning out to be a crappy few days in the way of news!
RIP Roger Moore...a Saint and a suave agent....this is turning out to be a crappy few days in the way of news!
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