Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving actor to play 007, died in Switzerland

Last Updated: May 24, 2017
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Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving 007 performer, died on Tuesday aged 89. His acting career thanks to the role of the HRM agent became a legend. The colleagues are paying tribute to the British actor who played James Bond over the longest period. 

Sir Roger played the role of James Bond seven times, that is the absolute record among the franchise’s performers. He really morphed into the 007, undoubtedly, he did better than other, however, he thought Sir Sean Connery had been the greatest Bond.

While arguably best known for his role as 007, the debonair star was a hugely successful in the TV series The Saint in the 1960s, and for his early 1970s series The Persuaders! in which he co-starred with Tony Curtis.

On the screen, Sir Roger reinvented the role of James Bond with tremendous skill, charisma and humour, said the producers of 007 franchise. The Hollywood will really miss this gifted actor.

Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan paid a tribute to Sir Roger Moore

Daniel Craig has paid tribute to Sir Roger Moore, who died aged 89, in a reference to the theme of Sir Roger’s The Spy Who Loved Me, Craig posted a photo of the pair in tuxedos with the caption “Nobody Does It Better – Daniel”.

Pierce Brosnan described Sir Roger as “magnificent” as he shared a photograph online of the pair together.

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In a post on Instagram, he wrote:

You were a big part of my life, from The Saint to James Bond… you were a magnificent James Bond and one that lead the way for me, the world will miss you and your unique sense of humour for years to come. My sincerest condolences to your family and children. RIP.”

Sir Roger Moore is survived by his three children – Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian – and his wife Kristina. A private funeral will be held for the star in Monaco in due course.

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