The world has lost a legend. Sir Roger Moore, the man who has played James Bond more times than any other actor (7 to be exact), passed away yesterday (Tuesday, 23rd May).
His kids – Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian – took to Twitter to confirmed his death, announcing that the 89-year-old icon lost his battle to cancer. Following the announcement, fellow James Bond stars have released statements, paying their respective tribute to the late actor.
“Nobody does it better,” tweeted Daniel Craig via the official James Bond Twitter account. The tweet was in reference to Carly Simon’s song of the same name for 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me”, which many concur is the one of the best James Bond films in the 007 series.
Upon hearing the news of Moore’s death, Sean Connery released a statement to Entertainment Weekly, saying, “I was very sad to hear of Roger’s passing. We had an unusually long relationship, by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter. I will miss him.”
Pierce Brosnan, who has previously played Bond 4 times, took to Facebook to post a nostalgic photo of him and Moore suited up in their formal outfits.
“It is indeed with a heavy heart that I hear the news of your passing this morning. 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,” the actor wrote.
We are heartbroken at the news of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. We shall miss him enormously. Our love and thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/Kl7lhg2TzJ
— James Bond (@007) May 23, 2017
Nobody does it better, indeed. Rest in peace, Sir Roger Moore.
Source: Movie Web.