Cape Town – James Bond actor, Roger Moore, died on Tuesday following a short battle with cancer in Switzerland.
The entertainment industry legend became a household name not only for his role as 007 but as a humanitarian for his work with Unicef.
The 89-year-old was knighted by the Queen of England in 2003, with the Order of the British Empire and to this day is still the actor who has spent the most time being James Bond.
Celebs, film critics, fans and people behind-the-scenes who worked with the actor have all expressed their sadness at the news of his passing.
See some messages of condolence here:
I just realized that this is the first Bond we've lost. That stings a bit. RIP Roger Moore— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 23, 2017
With great sadness Pinewood learns of the passing of Sir Roger Moore. A force of nature, his humour and spirit will be missed by all of us. pic.twitter.com/Mb1TbjFW0I— Pinewood Studios (@PinewoodStudios) May 23, 2017
Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts w his family & friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF pic.twitter.com/fYAEUqAaaw— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 23, 2017
Saddened to hear Sir Roger Moore has passed away. James Bond should never die.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2017
Roger Moore was my father's favourite Bond and my introduction to a series I hold dearly to my heart. Rest in peace, 007. pic.twitter.com/mpHvNLelie— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) May 23, 2017