BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, ABUJA
Famous actor, Sir Roger Moore KBE died on Tuesday in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.
The veteran starred as James Bond in seven 007 movies. His death was confirmed by his children on Twitter. He died at the age of 89.
His children posted: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce our loving father- Sir Roger Moore has passed away today (Tuesday) in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone…. The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall.”
Roger Moore was the oldest Bond ever hired for films in taking on the role when he was 46. Mr. Moore also had the longest run in the role, beginning in 1973 with “Live and Let Die” and winding up in 1985 with “A View to a Kill.” Along with his famous Bond role in Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985), Moore was also known for 1960s TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.
He was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991. His family have announced that he will have a private funeral in Monaco.
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