Sir Roger Moore, 1945–2017

By Creative Media Times

Sir Roger Moore by photographer Allan warren

English actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing secret agent James Bond has died at the age of 89. The news was confirmed by Moore’s family via Twitter: “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

The tweet was followed by a note from his children Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, mentioning his work in films, tv and with UNICEF. “What you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.”

Between 1973 to 1985, Moore played Bond 7 times, which includes 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). This amount ties him with Sean Connery for most number of times to have played the role.

In 1991, the English actor was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and 12 years later was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.