Roger Moore, the star of the iconic James Bond movie franchise back in the 1970s and the '80s, dies after a brave battle with cancer. He was 89 years old when he sadly passed away today.
Caption: RIP to the iconic Bond star Roger Moor who passed away at the age of 89.
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The news of his death was affirmed by his sons and daughter Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian Moore in an emotional tweet shared from Roger's official account.
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
The tweet also included a letter from the star's children where they stated,
"The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified into words alone."
"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people,"
This was, however, not the first time Moore had to battle this fatal ailment as back in 1993, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery to remove his prostate.
Following his successful battle with cancer back then, he began dating Kristina "Kiki" Tholstrup and made her his wife in 2002. She remained with Moore for the rest of his life and helped Moore handle both his personal and professional aspects of life.
And now that the star has left the world, the world has been paying touching tributes to the iconic star.
Dear Sir Roger Moore, It is indeed with a heavy heart that I hear the news of your passing this morning. You were a big part of my life, from The Saint to James Bond.. .you were a magnificent James Bond and one that lead the way for me, the world will miss you and your unique sense of humor for years to come. My sincerest condolences to your family and children. RIP
I am devastated to learn of Roger Moore’s passing. The first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process. He taught me about work ethic and humility. He was so funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him and in that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be. Through his lifelong work with UNICEF he showed me the true meaning of being a humanitarian and giving back. He was my Bond. - Jane Seymour
The world has lost a gem of a person, and everyone will sorely miss this legend.
Caption: Roger Moore's Famous Quotes from James Bond Franchise. (Published on Apr 2, 2013.)
May God provide Moore's family with strength in this catastrophic time.
Rest in Peace, sir!#English Actor #James Bond #The Saint #Kristina Tholstrup