Sir Roger Moore has died, aged 89.
The James Bond actor has passed, following “a short but brave battle with cancer”, said a statement released by his three children.
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, who was also a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, was best-known for his portrayal of the iconic Bond character, playing the role in seven movies including Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill and For Your Eyes Only. On the small-screen, Moore starred in The Persuaders and six series of The Saint, in the lead role of Simon Templar.