Sir Roger Moore, famous for playing secret agent James Bond in the 70s and 80s, has died at 89 years old.
Moore’s children shared news of his death via a statement on Twitter, confirming that the actor passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer”.
"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today," the family shared on Sir Roger Moore's official Twitter account.
"We are all devastated."
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
"The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone," the statement read.
"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."
Moore holds the record for the longest stint playing one of the world's most iconic characters, taking on the role of James Bond from 1973 until 1985.
He first appeared in Live and Let Die, and also starred in The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill.
He took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery and handed the character on to Timothy Dalton in 1985, when Moore was 58.
The actor became Sir Roger Moore in 2003, when he received a knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his charity work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
He leaves behind his wife, Kristina, and three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
Moore's celebrity friends and fans have begun to pay tribute to the late star on social media.
Jane Seymour, who played a Bond girl opposite Moore in 1973's Live and Let Die said she was "devastated" to learn of the passing of "my Bond".
"The first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process," she wrote on Instagram.
I am devastated to learn of Roger Moore’s passing. The first leading role I ever had as a Bond girl was such a new and frightening world and Roger held my hand and guided me through every process. He taught me about work ethic and humility. He was so funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him and in that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be. Through his lifelong work with UNICEF he showed me the true meaning of being a humanitarian and giving back. He was my Bond. - Jane Seymour
"He taught me about work ethic and humility. He was so funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him and in that Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be."
Other stars shared their favourite memories of the actor on Twitter:
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) May 23, 2017
The ultimate James Bond... so sad to hear that Roger Moore has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family...???????????? pic.twitter.com/2iU7pl78uG
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 23, 2017
Roger Moore , loved him
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
Few are as kind & giving as was Roger Moore. Loving thoughts w his family & friends. He will be missed too by UNICEF pic.twitter.com/fYAEUqAaaw
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 23, 2017