Actor Sir Roger Moore died on Tuesday in Switzerland after "a short but brave battle with cancer," his family said in a statement posted to Twitter. He was 89.
Moore starred in seven James Bond films from 1973 to 1985, including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. He was the third actor to portray the British spy. He also is known for his role as Simon Templar in the 1960s TV show, The Saint.
"The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone," read the statement from Moore's daughter, Debora, and his two sons, Geoffrey and Christian.
"Our thoughts must now turn to supporting Kristina [his wife] at this difficult time."
A private funeral for the acclaimed actor will be held in Monaco, "in accordance" with his wishes.
His children concluded their heartfelt statement, writing: "Thank you pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."
Following news of Moore's death, several celebrities tweeted photos, memories and messages about the actor and condolences to his family.
Tony & Sir Roger Moore were funny in The Persuaders. Already so sad this day. Children. Innocents. Hands held out 2 those affected. #alliespic.twitter.com/WsYkf6a61V