Legendary 007 star Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89

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Jun 15, 2018, 8:32 AM EDT (Updated)

Sir Roger Moore, the man who wore the mantle of James Bond longer than anyone else, has died of cancer at the age of 89.

For those of a certain generation, Moore was our first Bond. The charming, smooth, slightly cheeky Bond who always looked like he was having the best time and always looked good doing it. His film run, which started in 1973, included Live and Let DieThe Man with the Golden GunThe Spy Who Loved MeMoonrakerFor Your Eyes OnlyOctopussy and A View to a Kill. Many may have taken up the mantle since, but Moore will always be 007.

Along with his accomplished career on the screen, Moore was also a passionate partner with UNICEF and last took the stage in 2016 before a short but aggressive fight with cancer took his life.

His family has released a statement honoring their father and what he stood for. Our hearts go out to them at this painful time.