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Hollywood Mourns Roger Moore’s Death: ‘He Was the King of Cool’

British actor best known for playing James Bond died at 89

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.”

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