Actor Sir Roger Moore, who was best known for playing James Bond has passed away, his family announced.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.
His family announced his death on twitter: “a short but brave battle with cancer”.
In a statement from his children they say: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
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
Sir Roger took the character of James Bond in a more humorous direction than his predecessor Sean Connery.
Sir Roger’s Bond was calm and suave – a smooth operator who could seemingly get himself out of a tricky situation with ease.
According to the BBC, the family will hold a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.
Moore’s Bond movies
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A View to a Kill (1985)