James Bond actor Roger Moore died Tuesday at age 89.
The British star, who played 007 in seven films, died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, Moore's children said on his social media accounts.
"Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina at this difficult time, and in accordance with our father's wishes there will be a private funeral in Monaco," the actor's children said.
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today.
He and Liv Ullmann were presenters who very expressly had not presented.
The Oscar was somewhere else, and his presence with Ms.
He was the fourth actor to take the role, following Sean Connery, David Niven and George Lazenby.
The 12 years he maintained the part is the longest tenure, along with Daniel Craig, who is currently at a dozen years himself.
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Whether as James Bond or as Roger Moore, Roger could always be relied upon to help a lady in distress.
I treasure a scene he played as he escorted Native American activist Sacheen Littlfeather to the wings of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage following her appearance apparently to accept (but as it turned out, decline) Marlon Brando’s Best Actor statuette at the 1973 Academy Awards.
"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people." Moore shared Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian with his third wife, Italian actress Luisa Mattoli.
He is also survived by wife Kristina Tholstrup, whom he married in 2002.