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Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.

Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer".

The statement, from his children, read: "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," they said in a Twitter post.


Sir Roger, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, they added.








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Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill are my favorite Bond films, so I was saddened to see this today. I didn't even know he was that old, I would have thought Sean Connery would have been older but he is actually a few years younger, My interest in Bond films basically evaporated after Moore gave up the role. RIP.

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I first became acquainted, and hooked, on Bond sitting in the cinema watching Moore make his mark in the role in Live and Let Die. I subsequently devoured all the Bond canon, and came to regard Connery as my favourite Bond (even now, against Craig), and Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Skyfall as my favourite films, but still Moore, for all his clowning and foppishness in the role, was my formative 007, the one I grew up with and he certainly left his mark and influence on the role. 

Good innings, Roger. You'll be missed.

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Roger Moore was my first introduction to James Bond when those 007 movies would be on ABC here in the US. Sean Connery came a little later to me despite being the first. If possible, I would like to get a chance to conduct a James Bond binge watch soon. A View To A Kill is one of my favorite Bond movies. Don't get to watch a lot of Bond movies; my recent one was Casino Royale with Craig. Not long ago Moore admitted to being sexually abused as a kid, which made me admire him even more. Godspeed and RIP Roger and hope you're enjoying yourself with the original Q. 

This is a sad, dark day for Britain right now--and that's largely on the aftermath on the suicide bombing Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena.

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