Along with Bond films including Moonraker, A View To A Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun, Sir Roger appeared in movies such as The Cannonball Run, Spice World, The Boat That Rocked and The Man Who Wouldn't Die. In 1993 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery to remove his prostate.

He was a tremendous Bond. Moore says that the doctor told his parents that they should prepare for the possibility that Roger would not make it through the illness. "I think that I've got an even-money chance to make it," he told reporters. Once again, then, Roger Moore found himself in the hospital, this time receiving surgery for prostate cancer.

"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people. I get to taste the wine and I can make a little sip last an hour. In his book My Word is My Bond, he explains, “Illness played a great – and unwelcome – role in my early life.”. "The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall. "Arguably the greatest purveyor of Cool Britannia before the term had been invented, he kept the British end up as his reign as 007 saw Bond through the 1977 Silver Jubilee and national resurgence in the 1980s. We're saddened to learn that Sir Roger Moore has passed away, "From his announcement as Sean Connery's replacement in August 1972 to his retirement in December 1985, he thrilled and charmed a whole new generation of Bond fans and redefined the series.". 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 humor for years to come. Farewell dearest Roger. Sir Roger submitted a final volume of memoirs just two weeks ago, his publisher revealed following the announcement of his death. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” the statement from Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian reads. His IMDb page states that he was announced to be in the animated movies “Troll Hunters” and “Astrid Silverlock,” both of which are currently in production. That was not the end of Moore’s childhood medical issues, though.

Though his later roles weren’t comparable to the success of the Bond films, Moore remained working throughout his life.

“I have a clear memory of this lady putting what she called an ‘anti-flagestion’ poultice on my chest,” he writes in his book. ‘When I’m told I’ve got 24 hours to go, I’m going to have a couple of dry martinis with Tanqueray gin – not vodka – and a couple of choc ices with plain chocolate on the outside and white, white vanilla on the inside – oh, and baked beans,” he said. The official Bafta Twitter account wrote that it was "saddened to learn" of Moore's death.

Moore has said that it was around this time that he started to reevaluate much of his life due to the health scare. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.”. They continued: "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.

“It was the sight of my body limping its way to the bathroom with a great plastic bag attached to the other end of the garden hose that gave me the despair of inadequacy.

My sincerest condolences to your family and children. Former Bond girl Jane Seymour paid tribute as she fondly described the actor as "my Bond". The British actor played James Bond in seven movies over 12 years: “Live and Let Die” (1973), “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moonraker” (1979), For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Octopussy” (1983) and “A View to a Kill” (1985). Pierce Brosnan, who also portrayed Bond in four films, described Sir Roger as "magnificent" as he shared a photograph online of the pair together.

RIP. Moore also says that his father sold his motorbike in order to pay for his son’s medical bills. Through his lifelong work with UNICEF he showed me the true meaning of being a humanitarian and giving back. Seymour starred with Sir Roger in 1973's Live and Let Die, his first as the M16 agent. I enjoy it much more. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston even revealed that he was lucky enough to meet with Moore before his death. “I still vividly remember looking up from the operating table upon which I’d been placed, at the big, round lights glowering down at me and the people wearing green masks standing all around,” he writes.

“I have tried to find out what exactly an ‘anti-flagestion’ poultice is, but to no avail; maybe it is the confusion of a child’s mind. Then, one sunny September morning in Beverly Hills, his doctor arrived at the front door, as the news was bad enough that he didn’t want to say it over the phone. Moore was officially unveiled as James Bond at a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel in London on August 1 1972. He was my Bond.". The first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process. We are all devastated.". Had a great chat about acting & life 6 mo. He was the fourth actor to play 007 — after Sean Connery, David Niven and George Lazenby — but he held the role for the longest. Love to Kristina and his children.". What a sad, sad day this is.

RIP, A post shared by Pierce Brosnan (@piercebrosnanofficial) on May 23, 2017 at 10:55am PDT, "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 first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process.". ROGER MOORE, an actor best known for playing Ian Fleming's James Bond, has died of cancer after winning a fight with prostate cancer in the 1990s. Generous, funny, beautiful and kind. Luckily, though, Moore’s surgery was successful. They noted that he had “a short but brave battle with cancer” before his death in Switzerland Tuesday. ", The British Film Institute wrote on Twitter: "We're sad to hear of the loss of one of the giants of British film and TV, Sir Roger Moore.".

Per Moore’s wishes, a private funeral will be held in Monaco.

He was so funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him and in that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be. Roger Moore on the set of Live and Let Die. I felt suffocated by a strong foul-sweet odour, which pulled me down into a long tunnel with yellow and red rings flying at my face. She tweeted: "Devastated to hear about my good friend Sir Roger Moore. When is the House of Commons vote on the second national lockdown? The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born.”. "Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina at this difficult time, and in accordance with our father's wishes there will be a private funeral in Monaco.". Roger Moore’s Health Problems & Cancer Battle: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. He also lost a lot of his hair. This wasn't the first time Moore battled cancer.

I always say that Sean looked like a killer - but Daniel Craig would finish it off.

Sir Roger was the longest-serving actor to play the womanising MI6 agent, having portrayed 007 in seven films. I was proud because I received it on behalf of Unicef as a whole and for all it has achieved over the years".

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