Roger Moore dead at 89

Roger Moore's family says the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

Moore was 89 and reached international fame in the James Bond movie franchise. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.

Moore was born in Stockwell London and was a World War II veteran He starred in television as well as movies.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.

Moore's family released several tweets.

"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated," they said in a Twitter post.

Sir Roger, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes say his family members.