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James Bond 007: Sir Roger Moore is no more - "Nobody does it better"
"Nobody does it better, Makes me feel sad for the rest, Nobody does it half as good as you, Baby, you're the best." - Carly Simon.

These lines from the song by singer Carly Simon still ring in my ears whenever I am reminded of Sir Roger Moore in the character of James Bond. To this date, I feel hard to imagine anybody else in James Bond's shoes other than Moore.

Carly Simon sang the song titled "Nobody does it better" as the original soundtrack for the 1977 James Bond series film "The Spy Who Loved Me", starring Sir Roger Moore in the iconic role of the British secret agent 007.

This song vividly captures how perfect Moore was in his portrayal of James Bond – a fictional character penned by English author Ian Fleming.

Sir Roger Moore appeared in the character of James Bond between 1973 and 1985 in seven films. He was the third actor after Sir Sean Connery and George Lazenby to play Bond's role.

But, truly, Moore made Bond's character his own right from his very first appearance through his unique mannerisms and improvisation. Moore as Bond was distinctively different from Ian's Fleming's original Bond that Moore's predecessor Sir Sean Connery had brought to life in 1962's first Bond series film Dr No, and aptly so, since the Cold War was at its peak and the world that we were living in during that era had greatly changed.

But, Moore, as humble as ever, never took his success to his head. By his own admission, he considered himself as the "fourth best Bond".

Moore eventually became the longest-running bond starting with the 1973 'Live and Let Die' till his last Bond film 'A View to a Kill' in 1985.

All those of us, who have been privileged enough to see Moore's Bond films instantly associate Moore's Bond with his wise-cracks and witty one-liners.


Moore later dedicated himself to UNICEF and became its goodwill ambassador in 1991. In later years, he became more popular as an advocator of children's rights than for his Bond role.

Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his "services to charity".

Hollywood actor and former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a "short but brave battle with cancer." He was 89.

The actor's family released a statement on his official Twitter account.

The statement read, "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated."


Sir Roger Moore is survived by his wife Kristina Tholstrup and three children.

The actor leaves behind a grand body of work as his legacy especially the role of James Bond. He shall be sorely missed by all.

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