Former James Bond, Sir Roger Moore, Dies at 89

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It's with heavy hearts that we report Sir Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond, has passed away.

The actor died in Switzerland Monday morning, after a brief battle with cancer. The family of Moore said that his bout with the disease was "short but brave". They also said that his final days were filled with love, and he was surrounded by those who cared about him.

His children released the following statement on Moore's official Twitter account.

Over a long and celebrated career, Moore acted in over 90 productions. As many know, the most notable of his acting credits is his turn as James Bond in the 007 franchise.

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Moore started playing Bond in 1973, with the starring role in Live and Let Die. He continued with the character until 1985. In that time, he portrayed Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill.

At the time of his death, Sir Roger Moore was 89.

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