Legendary James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies at age 89

British actor Roger Moore on set of the James Bond movie ‘A View to a Kill’ with half a car during filming in Paris, France in August 1984. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)

Legendary actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond, has died in Switzerland after a battle with cancer, according to a statement his family posted on his Twitter account. He was 89 years old.

George Moore was born in London, England, on Oct. 14, 1927.

Moore, a high school dropout, worked as model to help finance his struggling acting career.

His first major role came in 1962 as leading man Simon Templar in the British television series “The Saint.”

More than a decade later, Moore landed the role of James Bond.

Moore portrayed Agent 007 in seven consecutive films, including “Live and Let Die,” “The Man with the Golden Gun,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Moonraker, “For Your Eyes Only,” “Octopussy” and “A View to a Kill.”

Known for his philanthropic work, Moore was appointed an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1991.

Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999 and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2003.