Roger Moore Dies in Switzerland at age 89

Lake Pichola and the Monsoon Palace were two of the most prominent locations where Sir Roger Moore, alongside Indian actors Kabir Bedi and Vijay Amritraj, shot the Bond movie. My sincerest condolences to your family and children.

"He once said it was up to all of us to give children a more peaceful future". Moore starred in seven Bond films, including 1973's Live and Let Die, the theme song for which was co-written by McCartney and his late wife, Linda, and performed by their band Wings.

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

Apart from films, he was also a great guy in real life.

Moore first found worldwide fame in the early 1960s starring in "The Saint" as Simon Templar, a modern-day Robin Hood who came to the aid of those who had been robbed, swindled or taken advantage of.

Another "James Bond" actor, Pierce Brosnan also took to his Facebook page and shared a heartfelt message, which read, "Dear Sir Roger Moore, It is indeed with a heavy heart that I hear the news of your passing this morning".

Besides his outings as Bond, Moore had an extensive and productive career as an actor in cinema and television.

"He was a loyal and beloved friend and his legacy shall live on through his films and the millions of lives he touched".

A private funeral will be held for Sir Roger in Monaco in due course.

Pinewood Studios, the British filming location west of London for most of the Bond films, described Moore as a "force of nature", adding that "his humour and spirit will be missed by all of us".

"In that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be", she wrote on Instagram.

Actress and activist Mia Farrow tweeted: "Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore". He became the UNICEF ambassador in 1991 and five years later attended the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, and disclosed that he too had been a victim.

Speaking of his United Nations engagement, he once told the London Daily Telegraph that it was "about the only thing I've ever done that's of any use, really".

He became known for his charity work, particularly acting as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, in recognition of which he received a knighthood in 2003.

  • Salvatore Jensen