Sir Roger Moore, a British actor best known for his portrayal of 007 in seven James Bond films, passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer,” according to his family who announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday. He was 89 years old. While admittedly shy in his private life, Moore’s depiction of the famously debonair secret agent earned him international acclaim, with noteworthy films including “Moonraker”, “The Man With The Golden Gun”, “Octopussy”, and “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Prior to his big screen success, Moore’s big break came in 1962 with the television show “The Saint”. After retiring from acting, Moore became an ambassador for UNICEF. Actors, composers, friends and relatives reacted to the news with an outpouring of condolences and tributes. Moore is survived by his wife, Swedish-born Kristina Tholstrup, and his three children, Geoffrey, Christian, and Deborah.