Heaven got its first James Bond today. Sir Roger Moore died in Switzerland at the age of 89. Sir Roger’s children issued a statement saying that he died after a short battle with that horrible piece of shit called cancer. He was surrounded by his family during his last days. They say he wanted a private funeral in Monaco and that’s what they’re going to give him.
Before Sir Roger became the third actor to play James Bond in the main movie series, he was in several TV shows and movies including The Last Time I Saw Paris, The Saint, Maverick, Ivanhoe and The Persuaders. After George Lazenby didn’t work out as Bond and Sir Sean Connery decided he was finally done with sipping martinis and humping on Bond Girls, Sir Roger made his debut as James Bond in 1973’s Live And Let Die. He played Bond in six more movies (many of which are arguably the best Bond movies) and is the longest-serving 007. Sir Roger handed Bond’s tux over to Timothy Dalton after 1985’s A View To A Kill.
Sir Roger took a short break from the screen acting game after Bond, but when he came back, he came back big. I’m sure he would tell you that the movie credit he’s most proud of is the role of “Chief” in the underrated classic Spice World! Surprisingly, Sir Roger Moore didn’t get his knighthood for his work in Spice World. He got it for his charity work. Sir Roger worked with UNICEF and became a goodwill ambassador in 1991. His children say in their statement that the work he did with UNICEF was his greatest achievement.
Rest in peace, Sir Roger Moore. The angels are definitely not ready for these sweet moves:
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