Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died, He was 89. Moore’s family confirmed that he died on Tuesday.
Moore, who epitomized James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, died in Switzerland “after a short but brave” cancer fight, according to a statement released by his three children.
“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” said Moore’s kids, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian. “Thank you Pops for being you and for being so very special to so many people.”
Moore began his turn as Bond in 1973 after Sean Connery stepped down. Bond debuted with “Live and Let Die” followed by “The Spy Who Loved Me” four years later.
Moore played James Bond the longest, ending his run in 1985.
“Being eternally known as Bond has no downside. People often call me Mr. Bond when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I?” Moore told The Guardian in 2014.