Farewell, Roger Moore

BondJames Bond has changed often in the movies, but when I was growing up, Roger Moore was the perfect epitome of Bond: suave, cosmopolitan, and slightly tongue-in-cheek. Appropriately, he starred in seven Bond movies as 007, beginning in 1973 with Live and Let Die, and ending in with A View to a Kill in 1985. That's quite a run; as my colleague Jon Foro remarked this morning, "He was our Bond."

So here's to Roger Moore, who helped to create such a lasting icon in our culture. He died at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer. His children announced his death in a letter, which stated in part, "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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I am so sad that he is gone, our true James Bond.

Posted by: Tamer | Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 2:30 PM

I'm always sad when someone who has meaning to me dies. So I'm very sad about his death.
Did you know, before he became famous for his roles in the James Bond movies, he played the lead character in a TV program, "Simon Templar" in which he played the same kind of suave character.

He will be missed.

Posted by: Douglas Kelly | Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 9:21 PM

R.I.P Roger Moore loved you in Bond and in the Saint-thanks for so many happy hours.

Posted by: raffle baffle | Monday June 12, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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