Actor Sir Roger Moore who played James Bond in seven films dies in Switzerland at the age of 89. His family shared the news on social media.
Sir Roger Moore's family confirmed the news on Twitter stating that the actor has died after fighting "a short but brave battle with cancer."
The statement which has come from his children reads, "Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people."
Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian wrote in their statements "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone."
The legendary actor has played James Bond in seven films and has worked in some other movies which include Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die. Sir Roger Moore also very significantly contributed for television in the series like The Persuaders and The Saint.
Sources reveal that Roger Moore's funeral will take place in Monaco as per his wish and accordance, says the tweet.
Iconic! Roger Moore was born in Stockwell, London on 14 October 1927, after completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts [RADA], he went on to become the third British actor to play James Bond between the years 1973 to 1985.
Sir Roger Moore had brought a lighter touch to James Bond character. He played it so effortlessly that all the James Bonds after him followed that persona. His seven Bond films are even today considered as commercially most successful films in the entire franchise.
It comes out that actor Roger Moore has spent more time on-screen than other performers who've portrayed James Bond in films. 5118 days, to be precise.
For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker.
He was well known for humanitarian work and was introduced to Unicef by late actress Audrey Hepburn. In 1991, he became the goodwill ambassador for Unicef.
"My curiosity got the better of me after Audrey Hepburn introduced me to UNICEF," UNICEF quotes Roger Moore.
Paying him tribute in his tweets and counting the time he spent with Moore, Scott wrote that he believes Roger was coolest of all because he was fun and self-deprecating.
It's a tough time for his family and for all the entertainment and good work that he has left behind, we must remember him and shift our thoughts and prayers to support his wife, Kristina.
May his soul rest in peace.
That's all, folks!