Sir Roger Moore, famous for his persona as British secret agent James Bond, croaked at age 89 on Tuesday.

Moore’s babes, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, announced a memorandum on his Twitter page to inform devotees of his death from cancer in Switzerland.

” We know our own compassion and appreciation is likely to be amplified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his cinemas, his television sees and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered his greatest achievement ,” the statement remarked.

The actor was the third humankind to play-act Bond, taking on the persona after Sean Connery’s long run. Moore abode on for a total of seven cinemas in the action franchise between 1973 and 1985. His cinemas as the character included” Live and Let Die” and” The Soldier with the Golden Gun .”

Moore is perhaps less known for 26 years of occupation as a Goodwill Ambassador with the charity UNICEF. He became involved in the organization as a result of his long friendship with actress Audrey Hepburn, who depleted the last years of their own lives working with UNICEF. He was knighted on June 14, 2003, for his philanthropic occupation.

” Thank you Pops, for being you and for is just so special to so many beings ,” his children’s word said.

The family will have a private funeral in Monaco, in accordance with his wishings.

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Sir Roger Moore in 2012.

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Roger Moore and partner Kristina Tholstrup after Moore received his Knighthood at Buckingham Palace in London, 2003.

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Roger Moore in a advertising still for “A View to Kill” in 1984.

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Roger Moore as Bond in “For Your Eyes Only, ” 1981.

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Roger Moore promoting “For Your Eyes Only” in Paris with Bond girlfriends.

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Jane Seymour and Roger Moore constitute during the filming of “Live and Let Die, ” 1973.

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