Sir Roger Moore: An Obituary

A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature

One of my favorite James Bond actors, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away at the age of 89. The news was confirmed on Twitter by the actor's family. The tweet from Moore's official Twitter handle read, "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated."

Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his charity. He was Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. In the year 2008, the French government appointed him a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The same year he went on to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The English actor had stepped into the shoes of 007 at a precarious time. No one gave him a chance (given he was older than Connery). But, Moore made Ian Fleming's iconic superspy his very own by replacing Connery's machismo and ruggedness with suavity and charm in equal parts. 

Moore also brought in a sense of humor which worked brilliantly in all his seven 007 films viz. For Your Eyes Only, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, Live and Let Die, and A View to a Kill that have without doubt ensured that he will remembered for as long as people watch movies.

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