Forever known as James Bond, Sir Rodger Moore has died of Cancer at age 89. The London-born passed away in Switzerland. Moore played 007 in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.
From 1962 and 1969 he was known for playing Simon Templer in the TV series The Saint.
During Moore’s Bond period he starred in 13 movies, beginning with the thriller Gold featuring Susannah York. He portrayed an adventurer in Africa opposite Lee Marvin in Shout at the Devil, a commando with Richard Burton and Richard Harris in the unorthodox action film The Wild Geese. He played opposite Anthony Perkins in the thriller North Sea Hijack and a millionaire so obsessed with Roger Moore that he had had plastic surgery to look like his hero in Cannonball Run. He was Chief Inspector Clouseau, posing as a famous movie star, in Curse of the Pink Panther. He was working on the film Troll Hunters when he died. All together Moore has 96 credits to his name for his film and TV work.
Audrey Hepburn work with UNICEF impressed him andhe became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He was the voice of Father Christmas or ‘Santa’ in the 2004 UNICEF cartoon The Fly Who Loved Me.
Moore was involved in the production of a video for PETA that protests against the production and wholesale of foie gras. Moore narrates the video.
His family release the following statement: “We know our own love and admiration 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 which he considered to be his greatest achievement.