Legendary British actor Sir Roger Moore has passed away.
The BBC broke the story Tuesday morning that Roger Moore, seven-time James Bond actor, has died after “a short but brave battle with cancer.”
His family released the following statement on Twitter shortly after the news broke:
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
Moore was James Bond in the 1973–1985 era, his movies including Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only and The Spy Who Loved Me. He also starred in a number of television series including Ivanhoe and Maverick.
Roger Moore was a fantastic actor and one of the best incarnations of 007 to grace the screen. We’ll never forget his contributions to cinema.
RIP Roger Moore.