More sad news to report today as legendary British actor/author/UNICEF ambassador Sir Roger Moore, most famous for his roles as the dashingly handsome 007, has passed away after a short battle with cancer at the age of 89.
Sir Roger held the James Bond role for seven of the franchise’s films between 1973 and 1985 after taking over for Sean Connery in 1972. Fans will also remember Mr. Moore as Simon Templar from the 1960’s television series The Saint.
Read the statement from Sir Roger’s family below as well as some celebrity reactions to his passing.
—Shannon in the Morning/WCBS-FM