In Memory of Roger Moor Moor--- Died at 89


Well I know that the theme of this blog is Spy Gadgets, but I feel that today I can make an exception and pay some respects to Roger Moore who really contributed to the Bond legacy in my opinion.  I thought he added a new level of charm and wit to the James Bond Character.  
The official news was released today his family on the James Bond star's Twitter account.
It 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."
He quietly passed away in Switzerland after battle cancer for a short run.
The London-born star is best known for playing 007 and did his share in adding to the Bond saga by starring in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985.
Before his action filled movie career, Sir Roger Moore gave his time to the Royal Army Service Corps.  He served as a second lieutenant, shortly after being conscripted for national service following the end of the Second World War.




Sir Roger was born in a modest family: a son to a poor London policeman from the back streets of Lambeth.  It was from these humble origins that he grew up to become James Bond and 'The Saint' - recognized as one of the most successful actors from his generation.
Later in life during his travels, he was shocked by the poverty he saw in India.  This led Moore to become actively involved in Unicef, the United Nations' children's fund.
More than a billion people have seen Moore play Bond, and this has made him one of the most renown and celebrated British actors in the world.
He is described as bringing "...a casual air of dashing elegance, sophistication and a surprising iron streak of ruthlessness to his two most famous roles."
My personal favorite was his work in the film "Live and Let Die" the film had a great plot, and Moore did a fine job of combining elegant sophistication with dashing stunts, and combat scenes.  We will miss you Sir Roger Moore, rest in peace.

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