Roger Moore, the Popular “James Bond” Dead at 89 After Losing Battle To Cancer
Sir Roger Moore, the popular actor that acted as a hitman spy, “James Bond” in the popular Hollywood movie titled “007” is dead in Switzerland after long battle with Cancer which he was defeated at the age of 89-years-old.
The news of his death was confirmed when his children shared it on their Twitter page on Tuesday which reads: “our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today”.
“We are all devastated.”
Sir Roger Moore, “The James Bond” Archive, Franchise & Achievement Before He Die At 89
Sir Roger Moore has acted in a total of Seven 007 (Seven James Bond films) including “the man with the golden gun”, and the spy who loved me”, which were both filmed in London on the 14th of October, 1927, Sir Roger Moore studied painting before he went to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Sir Roger Moore who just died has played some roles in theatre and films before he went for his mandatory army duty, he later moved to Hollywood in the 1950s.
Sir Roger Moore has appeared opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the Last Time I Saw Paris and with Eleanor Parker in Interrupted Melody immediately after the year.
1973, Sir Roger Moore acted in Beginning with Live and let Die, he also acted in another six more James Bond films which includes:
•The Man With The Golden Gun
•The Spy Who Loved Me
•For Your Eyes Only and,
•A View to a Kill over the next 12 years.
He also featured in the Bond of the Lan Fleming novels which annotated that the films were based on what was generally described as what has existed in his 30s, Sir Roger Moore had the role of “James Bond” till he clocked 57.
Sir Roger Moore handed the roles of James Bond to Timothy Dalton, he then continued to be very active in film making.
Sir Roger Moore James Bond’s films featured the likes of Van Damme, and Spice World With the Spice Girls.
Sir Roger Moore, James Bond as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador
Sir Roger Moore Became in 1991 the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF when he was introduced to the role by Actress Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn said Sir Roger used his whole energy to serve the role well.
- “I felt small, guy and rather ashamed that I had traveled so much making films and ignored what was going on around me.”
Sir Roger Moore Awards
Sir Roger Moore has received the “Dag Hammarskjold Inspiration Award” for his work with UNICEF and he was named a commander in France’s National Order of Arts and letters in 2008, the award which he said it’s more valuable to him than the “Oscars Awards”
Also in 2008, he published an autobiography dubbed, “My Word Is My Bond” which featured the details about his work on the “James Bond” films, his close friendship with Hepburn, how he met Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and others, he also included his health struggles including the Cancer which killed him.