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Roger Moore has died at 89.

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Roger Moore has died at 89, (Fabian Bimmer/Associated Press)

Roger Moore, who captivated audiences as the suave and unassailable superspy James Bond in seven of the iconic franchise’s films, died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

The beloved actor’s death was announced by his family with a statement posted to his official Twitter page.

“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” his children Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian wrote in the statement.

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

A private funeral service will be held for the actor in Monaco, the family said.

Moore, who succeeded original Bond actor Sean Connery in the role in the 1970s, could never surpass him in the public eye as the definitive 007. But he gave the world-class secret agent an arch sense of humor that seemed like a commentary on the absurdity of the films.

“To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous,” he once said. “I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy, and yet, everybody knows he’s a spy. Every bartender in the world offers him martinis that are shaken, not stirred. What kind of serious spy is recognized everywhere he goes? It’s outrageous. So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well.” To read more go to the link below:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/roger-moore-beloved-james-bond-actor-dead-89-article-

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