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May 23 2017
Suave British Actor Roger Moore, Best Known As James Bond In The '70s & '80s, Dies @ 89 Comments (0)

Roger-Moore-james-bond-BWOctober 14, 1927—May 23, 2017 (Bond images via United Artists)

Via Variety: According to a statement released by his family, Sir Roger Moore has died at 89 of cancer.

After a failed movie career, Moore appeared in several TV series, including Ivanhoe (1958-1959), The Alaskans (1959-1960) and Maverick (1960-1961), building up steam in that medium.

5616b5bedc615bbec670b696ffb5f149Moore in The Saint (Image via ITV)

He first achieved stardom as Simon Templar on the popular TV series The Saint (1962-1969), but was best known as the third actor to play James Bond, in seven films between 1973 and 1985.

Beginning with Live and Let Die (1973), Moore made for an icily remote Bond, a nice Moonraker_stills_181765counterpoint to Sean Connery's more jocular secret agent. He also played the part in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985), retiring from the part for good thereafter.

Moore appeared in many other films and was rewarded for his humanitarian work with UNICEF, ultimately receiving a knighthood for his efforts.

He is survived by his wife, Kristina, and three children.