Celebrity Reactions: Roger Moore Dead At 89

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Celebrities are reacting on Twitter to the death of James Bond star Roger Moore, who died of cancer on Tuesday. He was 89. See Hollywood star’s tweets and tributes below.

Moore’s three children revealed the sad news in a statement on Twitter. “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” the siblings stated. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.”

The actor replaced Sean Connery in the title role of the iconic James Bond series for 1973’s Live and Let Die, playing the character for a total of seven movies in the franchise. Moore was also known for his roles on such hit shows as “The Saint” and “The Persuaders.” He was also dedicated humanitarian, becoming a Unicef goodwill ambassador in 1991, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.

One celebrity mourning Moore’s death is Kris Jenner, who tweeted, “The ultimate James Bond… so sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.” Piers Morgan said, “Oh no. As if today wasn’t already sad enough. RIP Sir Roger Moore, 89. A wonderful actor & lovely man.” And Edgar Wright expressed, “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.”

Meanwhile, Vivica A. Fox said, “Rest In Paradise #RogerMoore he passed away 2day. He was a such a gentleman and a FABULOUS #JamesBond #ShakenNotStirred #Respect #Blessed.” Lily Allen simply stated, “Whoa,” while Sam Claflin noted, “The first Bond I ever saw. #rip Sir Roger.” And Russell Crowe wrote, “Roger Moore, loved him.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber offered, “Farewell dearest Roger.” Mia Farrow conveyed, “Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts w his family & friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF.” And Duran Duran, the band that performed the main theme for Moore’s A View to a Kill, expressed, “#RIP Roger.”

Boy George said, “R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.” Bryan Cranston expressed, “Saddened @sirrogermoore passed today. Had a great chat about acting & life 6 mo. ago. Generous and kind. RIP Mr. Bond.” And Josh Gad wrote, “Another great gone. Goodbye #RogerMoore007 – you were the Bond of my childhood and a perfect one at that. RIP.”

Kevin Smith noted, “Roger Moore was my Dad’s favorite James Bond, which made him my fave too. The man knew how to expertly deliver a dry punchline. RIP, 007.” Elijah Wood said, “Farewell, Sir Roger Moore.” Ed Westwick wrote, “007. RIP. Thank you Roger Moore.” And Luke Evans offered, “Roger Moore was the Bond of my childhood, the epitome of style & suaveness with a hint of danger. He will be greatly missed.”

Patton Oswalt admitted, “Well now I’m crying. #RIPRogerMoore.” William Shatner extended “condolences to the family of Sir Roger. An amazing talent.” And former Bond girl Jane Seymour wrote a lengthy Instagram post about her experience working with the late actor, which began, “I am devastated to learn of Roger Moore’s passing…”

Ryan Seacrest tweeted, “He was the first Bond I ever knew and still the best in my book. RIP Sir Roger Moore.” Michael Caine expressed, “I am devastated today at loosing one of my oldest and closest friends ROGER MOORE, my world will never be the same again.” And Paul McCartney, who wrote and performed the theme song for Live and Let Die, wrote, Roger was a great man and of course a great James Bond who I was lucky to work with… He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humor, and will be missed by the many people who loved him.” Gossip Cop will update.

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