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Sir Roger Moore dead at 89

The James Bond actor passed away in Switzerland on Tuesday.

British actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89.

The James Bond actor passed away in Switzerland on Tuesday (23May17) following a short battle with cancer, his family announced on his official Twitter page.

"It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone," the statement read.

"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.

"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."

Moore is best known for playing spy James Bond in seven feature films.

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