Roger Moore, Star of 7 James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

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Actor also served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, for which he was knighted

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Sir Roger Moore, who starred as James Bond in seven movies, has died. He was 89.

The actor, author and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador passed following a brief battle with cancer. There will be a private funeral held in Monaco, his family said on Tuesday.

Moore is survived by three children and his wife Kristina Tholstrup.

In addition to being the third Bond on the big screen (he replaced Sean Connery), Moore is also famous for playing Simon Templar on “The Saint,” which aired from 1962 to 1969.

In 2008, Moore was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television and in film.

The British actor was married four times. He was predeceased last year by Tholstrup’s daughter from a previous marriage — Moore’s step-daughter Christina Knudsen — who also succumbed to cancer.

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  1. RIP, Sir Roger Moore.

    As 007 James Bond for me Roger Moore best exemplifies Bond as his era was the era of my first in movie theatre experience of James Bond. I saw The Spy Who Loved Me as my first in movie theatre Bond movie as a kid and loved the movie and have the best memories of it. It made me a fan of James Bond movies, including the other actors in the roll of Bond (except for a few Bond movies I felt for me they were well just not right).

    Each actor though who played the role of 007 James Bond brought/bring their own style and ideals. I do not have much against any of them, but Sir Roger Moore brought colour, humor and a flair to the 007 James Bond character and that for me made Bond fun as well as a cool good guy fighting for our western values. For that Sir Roger Moore’s, Bond will always be my favourite.

    Theme from The Spy Who Loved Me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7__rt0hRm8s

    CARLY SIMON LYRICS
    “Nobody Does It Better”

    Nobody does it better
    Makes me feel sad for the rest
    Nobody does it half as good as you
    Baby, you’re the best

    I wasn’t looking but somehow you found me
    It tried to hide from your love light
    But like Heaven above me
    The spy who loved me
    Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight

    And nobody does it better
    Though sometimes I wish someone could
    Nobody does it quite the way you do
    Why’d you have to be so good?

    The way that you hold me
    Whenever you hold me
    There’s some kind of magic inside you
    That keeps me from running
    But just keep it coming
    How’d you learn to do the things you do?

    And nobody does it better
    Makes me feel sad for the rest
    Nobody does it half as good as you
    Baby, baby, darlin’, you’re the best

    Baby, you’re the best
    Darlin’, you’re the best
    Baby, you’re the best
    Baby, you’re the best
    Baby, you’re the best
    Baby, you’re the best

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