Entertainment world pays tribute to Roger Moore following iconic actor’s death

Moore passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer”

Roger Moore

The entertainment world, including Michael Caine and Richard E. Grant, has paid tribute to Roger Moore following the news of his death.

His family took to Twitter earlier today (May 23) to announce that Sir Roger had died, aged 89 – passing away after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.

“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.”

Stars paying their respects include Caine, who described the star as one of his “oldest and closest friends”, Gary Lineker, Marc Almond and more.

Grant wrote of working with Moore on Spiceworld: “He was an officer and a gentleman of the first order. Sense of humour as dry as a martini. RIP XXX”.

Almond said of his meeting with the actor: “Sat next to and chatted to Sir Roger one night in a restaurant he was the loveliest wonderful person. Goodbye beloved Roger Moore.”

Read more tributes to the movie icon below.

I am devastated today at loosing one of my oldest and closest friends ROGER MOORE, my world will never be the same again.

— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) May 23, 2017

We are heartbroken at the news of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. We shall miss him enormously. Our love and thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/Kl7lhg2TzJ

— James Bond (@007) May 23, 2017

Saddened to hear Sir Roger Moore has passed away. James Bond should never die.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2017

He was the first Bond I ever knew and still the best in my book. RIP Sir Roger Moore. pic.twitter.com/zpplI0uGci

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 23, 2017

Worked with Roger Moore on SPICEWORLD and he was an officer and a gentleman of the first order. Sense of humour as dry as a martini. RIP XXX

— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) May 23, 2017

007. RIP. Thank you Roger Moore.

— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) May 23, 2017

Sat next to and chatted to Sir Roger one night in a restaurant he was the loveliest wonderful person. Goodbye beloved Roger Moore.

— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) 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

The ultimate James Bond… so sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family…🙏🙏🙏pic.twitter.com/2iU7pl78uG

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 23, 2017

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