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    Celebrities Flood Social Media With Tributes Following The Death Of 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."

    Sir Roger Moore, the actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the ’70s and ‘80s, has died at the age of 89.

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    A statement announcing the news was posted on the actor's Twitter page by his children on Tuesday, and confirmed to BuzzFeed News by his agent.

    With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We a… https://t.co/oUgJANxwHJ

    Shortly after the sad news was confirmed, stars from Hollywood started flooding social media as they mourned the loss.

    Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts w his family & friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF

    Many pointed to the fact they grew up watching him in the iconic spy role.

    The first Bond I ever saw. #rip Sir Roger. https://t.co/Kh6Fwn5z0w

    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.

    Bryan Cranston shared an image of himself with the star.

    Saddened @sirrogermoore passed today. Had a great chat about acting & life 6 mo. ago. Generous and kind. RIP Mr. Bo… https://t.co/gPPgqjIDl9

    Kris Jenner called him "the ultimate James Bond."

    The ultimate James Bond... so sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his famil… https://t.co/CT42JlxqrC

    Oh no. As if today wasn't already sad enough. RIP Sir Roger Moore, 89. A wonderful actor & lovely man.

    And many not only shared tributes about his acting work, but also his dedication to UNICEF.

    Farewell to #SirRogerMoore He was a hero as @007 on screen & a hero for @UNICEF in real life. The perfect gentleman. https://t.co/6y4DPJJNO8

    So sad to hear of the death of Sir Roger Moore, a great ambassador for UNICEF & all round great guy RIP

    Bond actress Robbin Young, who appeared in For Your Eyes Only with Moore, tweeted her devastation.

    I'm devastated to learn of Roger's death. R.I.P. my '007.' Roger Moore, known for playing James Bond, dies https://t.co/l8PpHtSQCt

    Duran Duran, who sang the theme song for his film A View to a Kill, shared this.

    And others just expressed their sadness.

    My dearest uncle Roger has passed on. What a sad, sad day this is. Loved the bones of him. Generous, funny, beautiful and kind. #ROGERMOORE

    Farewell dearest Roger. All our love, Andrew and Madeleine

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

    Rest In Paradise #RogerMoore he passed away 2day. He was a such a gentleman and a FABULOUS #JamesBond #ShakenNotStirred #Respect #Blessed 🙏💙

    Many reps from film award shows and studios also paid tribute.

    We're saddened to learn that Sir Roger Moore has passed away https://t.co/laW0ZbRig1

    With great sadness Pinewood learns of the passing of Sir Roger Moore. A force of nature, his humour and spirit will… https://t.co/7wTHtqbJoD

    Moore was the third person to play Bond, following Sean Connery and George Lazenby.

    He appeared in the Bond films Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and, in 1985, aged 57 after 13 years in the role, A View to a Kill.

    He died on Tuesday in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.

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