It was on Tuesday that Roger Moore’s family announced on social media that the iconic James Bond star had passed away after a brave, but short, the battle against cancer.”With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” the message shared on the actor’s official Twitter account read.
Once the news about the movie star was out, well-known celebrities and TV actors who had either worked with the legend or had respected him took to twitter to pay their tributes.
Bollywood actor, Kabeer Bedi, had the opportunity to work with Roger Moore in Octopussy. He shared on twitter “Farewell Roger! What a wonderful life you had!”
— KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) May 23, 2017
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also shared his condolences on twitter. He tweeted “RIP. Name is James….Roger Moore ….Bond.
RIP. Name is James….Roger Moore ….Bond. pic.twitter.com/0GLD7m8WUY
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 23, 2017
Famous actor, Randeep Hooda paid his tribute to the actor as well.
Expressing his sadness, actor Russell Crowe wrote, “Roger Moore, loved him.”
Roger Moore , loved him
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
Actress Mia Farrow wrote about the longest serving James Bong actor: “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts with his family and friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF.”
We are heartbroken at the loss of our beloved Goodwill Ambassador and friend Sir Roger Moore. All our thoughts are with Sir Roger’s family pic.twitter.com/SXVuSvEpPt
— Unicef UK (@UNICEF_uk) May 23, 2017
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston said: “Saddened Sir Roger Moore passed today. Had a great chat about acting and life 6 months ago. Generous and kind. RIP Mr Bond.”
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) May 23, 2017
Writer-director Edgar Wright wrote: “RIP SirARoger Moore. My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid. And a lovely, funny, warm person to boot. Farewell.”
RIP Sir Roger Moore. My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid. And a lovely, funny, warm person to boot. Farewell.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 23, 2017
Popular television star Kris Jenner wrote: “The ultimate James Bond. So sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
The ultimate James Bond… so sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family…🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/2iU7pl78uG
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 23, 2017
British actor-writer Jim Howick said: “To my first hero, Sir Roger Moore, I salute you and your work and thank you for the fun you have given me.”
To my first hero, Sir Roger Moore, I salute you and your work and thank you for the fun you have given me.
— Jim Howick (@JimHowick) May 23, 2017
Moore was the third actor to play the iconic character of a British secret agent James Bond, in the seven films that were released between 1973 and 1985.
More than an actor, veteran actor Roger Moore was also a philanthropist with a heart made of gold.
(With inputs from IANS)