James Bond is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, whose works were adapted into many spy films. Bond is a British secret agent working for MI6 who also answers by his codename, 007. He has been portrayed in twenty-six films by actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Sir Roger Moore, who became an international star as the third actor to officially play James Bond, has died at age 89. Moore's family confirmed the news on Twitter. "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 statement read.