This news deserves its own thread.
On 23 May 2017, it was announced that Sir Roger Moore has died of cancer. He is best known to all of us for playing James Bond - 007 in seven films between 1973 to 1985. He is also known for his longstanding association with UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador. May he rest in peace.
"Dear Sir Roger Moore, It is indeed with a heavy heart that I hear the news of your passing this morning. You were a big part of my life, from The Saint to James Bond.. .you were a magnificent James Bond and one that lead the way for me, the world will miss you and your unique sense of humor for years to come. My sincerest condolences to your family and children. RIP
"I was very sad to hear of Roger’s passing. We had an unusually long relationship by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter, I will miss him."
-Sir Sean Connery
"I knew Roger as a kind and generous man. He was a wonderfully engaging and successful actor. My thoughts are with his family."
“We are heartbroken at the news of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. On the screen, he reinvented the role of James Bond with tremendous skill, charisma and humour. In real life, he was a genuine hero working as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for many years dedicating his life to alleviating the suffering of children all over the world. He was a loyal and beloved friend and his legacy shall live on through his films and the millions of lives he touched. We shall miss him enormously. Our love and thoughts are with Deborah, Geoffrey, Christian his grandchildren and his wife Kristina.”
-Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
“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”
"Nobody Does It Better"
"[Roger was] a genuine fellow, a really good guy."
"Wonderful memories of my dear friend Roger Moore. One of the nicest people I have ever met. I will miss him. It was a real honor to work with him in my debut film. Amazing class panache humor n stature. From the saint to Bond to UNICEF. I was so fortunate to have worked with Roger in a Bond film n later at the UN. He was UNICEF ambassador when I was messenger of peace. My deepest condolences to Debra Geoffrey n Christian on the passing of my dear friend the wonderful n charismatic Roger Moore. RIP."
"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."
"My Bond is gone, I am filled with great sadness. Roger was the epitome of Bond, witty, sophisticated, elegant, funny. RIP"
"So sorry to hear about Roger's passing today. We had a lot of fun filming A View To A Kill together. He always had a joke to tell, and was a pleasure to work with, he was a wonderful guy"
"I am devastated today at loosing one of my oldest and closest friends Roger Moore, my world will never be the same again."