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Roger Moore Dies: Celebrities React to the Death of Their Favorite James Bond

Edgar Wright, Russell Crowe and more paid tribute to the iconic actor via social media.

Roger Moore

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The film community is mourning the loss of Roger Moore. The British actor, best known for playing James Bond, passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. Moore’s children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, confirmed the news via Twitter. The actor was 89.

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

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Moore was the third actor to play the famous spy, after Sean Connery and George Lazenby. He starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985, including “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” In 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his charity work, which included serving as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.

Actors and filmmakers have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to Moore. See some of the tweets below.

The first Bond I ever saw. #rip Sir Roger.

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Also, Duran Duran, the band that performed the theme song for Moore’s last Bond film, 1985’s “A View to a Kill,” paid tribute to the actor by sharing the poster from the movie. “RIP Roger,” the band tweeted.

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