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Roger Moore star of James Bond dies at 89 in Switzerland

Roger Moore died at 89
Roger Moore died at 89

Roger Moore was an English actor. He played the British secret agent James Bond.

Early life

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Roger Moore childhood days

Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London. He is the only child of Lillian “Lily”.His mother was born in Calcutta, India, of English origin.At 18, shortly after the end of the Second World War, Moore was conscripted for national service.Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 372394

Career
In the early 1950s, Moore worked as a model, appearing in print advertisements for knitwear.He was the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series. In 2015 Moore was named one of GQ’s fifty best dressed British men.

Awards
For his charity work

2008: Dag Hammarskjöld Award (from the UN)
2005: UNICEF Snowflake Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award
2003: German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz): for his work battling child traffickers as special representative to UNICEF
2003: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
1999: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Lifetime achievements awards

Roger Moore awards
Roger Moore awards

2008: Commander of the French National Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre national des Arts et des Lettres)
2007: Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004: TELEKAMERA (“Tele Tydzień” Lifetime Achievement Award, Poland)
2002: Monte Carlo TV Festival (Lifetime Achievement Award)
2001: Lifetime achievement award (Filmfestival, Jamaica)
1997: Palm Springs film festival, USA, Lifetime Achievement Award
1995: TELE GATTO (Italian TV; Lifetime Achievement Award)
1991: GOLDEN CAMERA (German TV; lifetime achievement award)
1990: BAMBI (Lifetime Achievement Award from the German magazine BUNTE)
For his acting

1981: OTTO (Most popular Film Star; from German Magazine BRAVO)

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Roger Moore awards-2

1980: SATURN Award (Most Popular International Performer)
1980: GOLDEN GLOBE: World Film Favorite-Male
1973: BAMBI (shared with Tony Curtis for “The Persuaders”, from the German magazine BUNTE)
1973: BEST ACTOR IN TV, award from the French magazine TELE-7-JOURS, shared with Tony Curtis for “The Persuaders”
1967: ONDAS-AWARD (Spanish TV for “The Saint”)
1967: OTTO (Most popular TV-star for “The Saint”; from German magazine BRAVO)

Bibliography

Roger Moore as James Bond: Roger Moore’s Own Account of Filming Live and Let Die (1973)
My Word is My Bond: The Autobiography (2008)
Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book on 50 Years of Bond Movies (2012)
Last Man Standing (published as One Lucky Bastard in the United States) (2014)

Health and death of Roger Moore

Moore was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, which left him unable to drink martinis. He had to learn to walk again after a bout of pneumonia, and had a pacemaker fitted

Roger Moore last days
Roger Moore last days

after collapsing on stage.

His family announced his death, after a short battle with cancer, on 23 May 2017.

He has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. He was 89.

A message from his family shared on the actor’s official Twitter account Tuesday read: “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.”