May 23rd 2017 will be remembered as a sad day for James Bond fans with the passing of Sir Roger Moore, age 89.
A statement was released today on the James Bond star’s Twitter account by his family.
“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 London-born star is most famous for his role as James Bond, playing the character in seven movies between 1973 and 1985 – the longest-serving James Bond. He also played Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969.
Before his glittering movie career, Sir Roger Moore served in the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant, after being conscripted for national service shortly after the end of the Second World War. He was Knighted in June 2003.