With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.
Sir Roger Moore, the famous actor who played James Bond 007 for the longest period of 12 years, will be remembered by his works and good deeds.
Moore was actively involved with charity works and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.
Sir Roger Moore
He was inducted into Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2007, made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003, and received UNICEF’s Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2004, among many others.
The actor was a father, husband, mentor and an idol to many 007 fans around the world.
Adored for his smooth-talking nature, he went by a few nicknames; “the Twinkle,” and was referred to as “the smoothest of all James Bonds.”
Moore shot to limelight with his role in a 1960 blockbuster “The Saint.” He died at the age of 89 after losing a short battle to cancer although he was diagnosed of Type 2 Diabetes in 2013, a condition which forced him to quit alcohol.
“I’m not that cold-blooded killer type. Which is why I play it mostly for laughs,” he once said.
In accordance with his last wishes, Moore will be buried in a private ceremony to be held in Monaco.
Born in Stockwell, London, the famous actor lived a fulfilled life.
“I’ve not done badly for a boy from Stockwell, where I used to gaze at the silver screen in wonderment, little realizing I’d be a part of this magical world,” he wrote in his autobiography, “My Word Is My Bond.”
Here’s what celebrities tweeted about his passing:
“My dearest uncle Roger has passed on. What a sad, sad day this is. Loved the bones of him. Generous, funny, beautiful and kind,” Michael Ball, a close friend of Moore’s, wrote in a tribute posted on Twitter, Hello Magazine published.
Mia Farrow said in his tribute to the movie icon, “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts with his family and friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF.”
Lynn, a daughter to James, described her father as an ‘outgoing person’ liked by everyone.
“…I don’t think the man had an enemy,” she adds. “We were incredibly blessed to have had him in our lives.”