Hollywood took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to mourn the loss of Sir Roger Moore, the actor best known for starring as James Bond in seven movies. He died at 89 following a brief battle with cancer.
In addition to being the third Bond on the big screen (he replaced Sean Connery), Moore is also famous for playing Simon Templar on “The Saint,” which aired from 1962 to 1969.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”), remembered Moore as “My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid.”
British television personality Piers Morgan called Moore “a wonderful actor & lovely man.”
Boy George simply remembered him as “the king of cool.”
“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,” MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber said in a statement. “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.”
See more reactions below:
Roger Moore , loved him
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts w his family & friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF pic.twitter.com/fYAEUqAaaw
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 23, 2017
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) May 23, 2017
Farewell dearest Roger. All our love, Andrew and Madeleine
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) May 23, 2017
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017
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
RIP Sir Roger Moore. The car that turned into a sub in The Spy Who Loved Me blew my mind as a kid.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 23, 2017
As if today wasn't already sad enough.
RIP Sir Roger Moore, 89.
A wonderful actor & lovely man. pic.twitter.com/MHi2A6jvTQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 23, 2017