James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died at age 89 - WSMV News 4

James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died at age 89

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Actor Sir Roger Moore's has died after a short battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. 

Moore was beloved for his portrayal of James Bond in seven of the iconic films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. This tweet was posted to Moore's own Twitter account.

The official statement includes personal notes from his family. 

"The love which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone. - Deborah Geoffrey and Christian

"We know our own love will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows, and his passionate work for UNICEF." - Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian

"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people." - Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian

There will be a private funeral held for Sir Roger Moore in Monaco according to his personal wishes.

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