Roger Moore, the former James Bond star, died in Switzerland at the age of 89, after a short battle with cancer, his family announced on Tuesday.
He is survived by his wife, Kristina Tholstrup, and three children.
Best known for playing James Bond, Moore acted in seven Bond films, making him the longest serving actor in the role to date. His notable works include, A View to a Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Live and Let Die.
Moore was born in London in 1927 and, after dropping from high school, he worked as a model to finance his struggling acting career.
It was the success of his small screen roles, ‘The Saint’ and ‘The Persuaders’, which brought him to the notice of big production houses and an opening in the Hollywood.
“During my early acting years I was told that to succeed you needed personality, talent and luck in equal measure, I contest that. For me, it’s been 99% luck. It’s no good being talented and not being in the right place at the right time.” Moore told the Guardian in 2014.
Knowing for devoting a lot of his time to humanitarian work, Moore became a Unicef goodwill ambassador in 1991. Moore also wrote an autobiography, Last Man Standing.