Roger Moore


Age: 89

British actor and star of seven James Bond films whose relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis, bedding beautiful women, and ordering gourmet meals as he was at disposing of supervillains trying to take over the world, but who played the role of secret agent 007 in just as many films as Sean Connery did after taking over the role in 1973 while he never eclipsed Connery in the public's eye as the definitive James Bond, who had already enjoyed a long career in films and TV but was remembered by fans of the popular U.S. 1950's and 1960's TV series Maverick as Beau Maverick, the English cousin of the Wild West's Maverick brothers Bret and Bart, and who had a long-running TV hit with The Saint in England playing Simon Templar, the action hero who helped to put wealthy crooks in jail while absconding with their fortunes.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: October 14, 1927

Died: May 23, 2017

Crans-Montana, Switzerland