Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.
“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” they said in a Twitter post.
Sir Roger’s Bond was calm and suave – a smooth operator who could seemingly get himself out of a tricky situation with ease.
Mia Farrow wrote: “Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts with his family & friends,” while Boy George added: “RIP Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.”
Duran Duran, who sang the Bond theme song for A View To A Kill, simply tweeted: RIP Roger.
Frank Gardner, the BBC’s security correspondent, recalled how he and Sir Roger had become good friends in recent years.