Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced on Tuesday (May 23).
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.
Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”, reports the BBC.
The statement, from his children, read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
Sir Roger took the character of James Bond in a more humorous direction than his predecessor Sean Connery.
Sir Roger’s Bond was calm and suave – a smooth operator who could seemingly get himself out of a tricky situation with ease.
The veteran star, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, they added.