The world and James Bond fans everywhere are united in mourning, as BBC news reports that the legendary Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer" according to his family. As the third man to step into the shoes of the famous British secret service agent, Moore took over for Connery in 1972 and made his first appearance in the role in "Live and Let Die". Following that he starred in six more Bond films that includes "The Man with a Golden Gun", "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker", and is the longest serving Bond in film to date. Moore retired from the role after 1985's "A View To A Kill", and was succeeded by Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the current Bond to date Daniel Craig.
As someone who personally grew up watching Moore before getting to know Sean Connery, this is truly devastating news for fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sir Roger Moore's family and friends. Leaving a tribute with "Nobody Does It Better" - the opening to "The Spy Who Loved Me", as sung by Carly Simon.
May you rest in peace, 007.