Sir Roger Moore, English actor, Died at 89


Sir Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927, and died on May 23, 2017.

He was an English actor.

Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985.

Moore also played Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

He took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery in 1972, and made his first appearance as 007 in Live and Let Die (1973).

As the longest serving Bond with a continuous tenure, Moore portrayed the spy in six more films.

He served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for “services to charity”.

During 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Three days before he had turned 80 years old, on 11 October 2007, Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television and in film.

He attended the ceremony were family, friends, and Richard Kiel, with whom he had acted in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

He nearly died from double pneumonia when he was five.

Moore had caught an infection of his foreskin at the age of eight and underwent a circumcision, and had his appendix, tonsils, and adenoids removed.

He was a long-term sufferer of kidney stones and needed to be hospitalized during the making of the Bond film Live and Let Die in 1973.

During 1993, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and underwent successful surgery for the disease.

He had collapsed on stage while appearing on Broadway in 2003, and was fitted with a pacemaker to treat a potentially deadly slow heartbeat.

During 2012, he revealed he had been treated for skin cancer several times.

Moore was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, which left him unable to drink alcohol.

Sir Roger Moore passed away at 89 years old.