Roger Moore, the actor best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007 films has died at the age of 89.
Moore’s children shared the news on Twitter Tuesday (May 23), stating that Moore had passed away following a “short but brave battle with cancer.”
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” the statement reads.
The statement continues by recognizing Moore’s achievements including his work for UNICEF which that actor considered to be the greatest of his achievements.
The note concludes with a personal and affectionate statement from his children who lovingly call him “Pops.”
“Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.”
Moore will be honored in a private funeral in Monaco, per his request.
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
Known for his roles as James Bond in “The Man with the Golden Gun” and “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Live and Let Die,” Moore is survived by his wife Kristina Tholstrup and his three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
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