The actor Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89, his family have announced. Sir Roger was a huge fan of Dubrovnik and visited the city on several occasions with his wife Kristina.
The couple were first introduced to the city by the Austria violinist Julian Rachlin and Sir Roger even made a special appearance in the Rector’s Palace as part of Rachlin’s classical festival. It was announced that he died after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”
During his long career Sir Roger appeared as the iconic British spy, James Bond, in seven movies including A View to a Kill and Live and Let Die. Sir Roger was an ambassador for Unicef, and it was it that role that he met Rachlin and consequently greatly assisted in raising funds for the organisation with charity events in Dubrovnik. He was even once involved in a charity football match in Dubrovnik along with John Malkovich.
"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated," commented the family on Twitter.