Refresh for latest…The entertainment world is reacting to the death today of English actor Sir Roger Moore. Mia Farrow wrote, “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore.” Piers Morgan tweeted of Moore: “A wonderful actor & lovely man.” Duran Duran, the band who wrote the theme song for the 1985 film a A View To A Kill, the last of Moore’s seven 007 movies, tweeted simply “RIP Roger.”
The actor, known best for his roles as the iconic James Bond and Simon Templar in TV series The Saint, died today at age 89. You can read some of the reactions below. We’ll be updating with more throughout the day.
Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. pays tribute to Moore in the statement below.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of Roger Moore’s passing. Roger was a beloved part of the MGM family for decades and leaves behind a legacy of iconic film and television performances that will be revered for generations to come. His suave sophistication in his defining role as James Bond was matched only by his generosity and kindness. He bettered the lives of countless individuals around the world through his long-standing involvement with UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador. Roger will be sorely missed but always remembered, and our thoughts are with his family.”
Jane Seymour, who starred opposite Moore as Bond girl Solitaire in 1973’s Live And Let Die, remembers the actor in the statement below:
“I am devastated to learn of Roger Moore’s passing.
The first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process.
He taught me about work ethic and humility.
He was so funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him and in that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be.
Through his lifelong work with UNICEF he showed me the true meaning of being a humanitarian and giving back.
He was my Bond.” — Jane Seymour
Pinewood Studios Group released the statement below:
“It is with great sadness that Pinewood learns of the passing of Sir Roger Moore, KBE. He has kept an office at the studios since 1970 and he is officially one of our longest standing residents. He joked only recently that he did still ‘make a point of coming in whenever I can to do a little light dusting and hoovering.’ Sir Roger was a force of nature and his humour and amazing spirit will be missed by all of us.”