When did Sir Roger Moore die and how old was he? – The Sun | The Sun

WITH his chiseled good looks, groomed hair, and suave manner, Sir Roger Moore was the epitome of James Bond.

Sadly the 007 star passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on after his death.

What was Sir Roger Moore's cause of death and when did he die?

Sir Roger Moore died on May 23, 2017, after losing a short battle with cancer, aged 89.

In the statement from his family at the time, they said: “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 film legend’s cancer battle had not been the star’s only health issues in over years.

Sir Roger was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013 – which left him “unable to drink martinis”.

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Previous to that, in 2013, the late actor had to learn to walk again after a bout of pneumonia, and had a pacemaker fitted after collapsing on stage.

The James Bond legend previously battled pneumonia as a five year old – when he was left on the brink of death in hospital before making a recovery.

In 1993, the star suffered with prostate cancer, he later underwent a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland) and made a recovery.

In 2012, Sir Roger admitted that he “regretted” basking in the sun as a young man – as he had suffered a string of skin cancers in later years.

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He told The Sun: "I (wish I) would… have given myself a warning about having too much sunshine. I've had so many skin cancers as a result.

"No one thought about sun screen or creams in my younger days. Even when they started to give warnings, I thought, 'Well, that won't happen to me.'

"I would get sunburned so I did not have to wear make-up in front of the cameras. Every leading man was sunburned."

Sir Roger's funeral took pace in Monaco.

What was Sir Roger Moore's net worth?

After he died, Sir Roger's net worth was estimated to be around £84million.

The late actor once spoke about his "love of luxury", and talked about how enjoyed "spending" money more than saving it.

Speaking to the Telegraph in 2012, he said: "I love cash. When I came out of the Army I went into reparatory theatre in Palmers Green and I think I got £9 or £10 a week and they were all in crispy £1 notes.

"The sheer luxury of them."

Was Sir Roger Moore married and did he have children?

During his life, Sir Roger was married four times.

His first wife was Doorn van Steyn, who he was wed to for seven years until they divorced in 1953.

That same year he wed Welsh singer Dorothy Squires, who he divorced 15 years later in 1968.

Sir Roger then married actress Luisa Mattioli, before splitting up with her in 2002.

The actor's fourth wife was Swedish-born Danish socialite Kristina Tholstrup.

The couple wed in 2002, and remained together until his death in 2017.

Together with his third wife, Luisa, he had three children – Deborah, Geoffrey, and Christian.

When was Sir Roger Moore James Bond?

Sir Roger's James Bond career began with Live And Let Die in 1973.

This then followed with The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

He continued the role for another three films in the 1980s – For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and his final appearance, A View To A Kill, in 1985, where he starred opposite Grace Jones.

Speaking in his 2008 autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, Sir Roger revealed how he had to cut his hair and lose weight for the role when first cast in 1973.

The late actor later confessed that he "resented" having to make such changes.

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