Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 from
cancer, the BBC reported Tuesday, citing family members. "It is with a
heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore,
has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with
cancer," the BBC reported from a letter from Moore's children. A
private funeral will be held in Monaco, the letter said. Moore played
Bond seven times between 1973 and 1985, taking over the role from Sean
Connery. He also played Simon Templar in "The Saint" from 1962 to 1969.
Moore was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 for
his services to Unicef, and was promoted to Knight Commander in 2003.