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Anthony J Lombardi
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Rest in Peace 
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Although I've never been much of a Bond fan, Roger Moore is the 007 that I grew up with and was, as such, my default.  All the others feel foreign to me, except Brosnan.

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Big Bond fan and I liked Roger Moore as Bond. No, he wasn't as good as Sean Connery, but he had the good sense to make the role his own and take it in a slightly different direction. The Spy Who Loved Me is still one of my favourites of them all. Sad news; the man was a veritable British institution and he seemed like a real gent.
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The first Bond I saw on the big screen. RIP
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Charles Valderrama
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Roger Moore is the Bond I grew up with as well... tho' as an adult I've come to appreciate Connery as THE template for Bond. Still, Moore was cool, suave, and confident in the part. He was a hard act to follow.

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RIP Mr. Moore.

While he was not my favorite Bond, I loved his work as the Saint.
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My first Bond movie was "The Spy Who Loved Me" and I loved it. RIP. 
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RIP I loved his movies.
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Rest In Peace, Mr. Moore
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When I was a teen, my mother had a slender, hardcover book of knitting patterns that she had had for years beyond count. One of the models, showing off finished versions of various sweaters and vests, was a young Roger Moore, before his acting career began.

Did not care for him as Bond, but have fond memories of his Simon Templar.

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Even though I think the Connery movies are better, Moore is "my" James Bond and has been ever since I was The Spy Who Loved me on cable in 1978 when I was 5 and I thought I was watching a horror movie called "Metalmouth." (Thanks, mom.) 

When I started reading the Fleming paperbacks in first grade a couple of years later with You Only Live Twice, it was Moore I pictured as I read. It's still my favorite Bond novel. I've read all the novels since then and the role has usually cast in my head as Moore or Connery depending on who starred in the movie, but You Only Live Twice is the exception to this day. 
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R.I.P

He was the first Bond for me,  Also Moonraker was the first PG movie I was allowed to go to by my self.  

I did not know he was the Saint tell much later, and I liked him as the Saint better then Bond. 
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...I started reading the Fleming paperbacks in first grade...

FIRST grade???

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Petter Myhr Ness
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Very sad news. He was the very first Bond I saw, and before that I knew him from both The Saint and The Persuaders on TV. Because of that he became one of my favourite actors. He was also a perfect gentleman and a witty human being. He will be missed.

Right now I feel like hunting down and re-watching THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF. He is absolutely superb in it.

RIP, Sir Roger.
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The first bond movie I saw in theaters.  I was in fifth grade.


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 QUOTE:
...I started reading the Fleming paperbacks in first grade...

FIRST grade???

My grandparents had a room full of paperbacks my parents allowed to be my babysitter when we visited, so I self-taught myself into an early, perhaps premature, education of thrillers like Bond, science fiction (James Blish Star Trek), multi-disciplinary pseudoscience, anti-communist propaganda and dirty jokes.

Dad later rationalized it by saying Pop-Pop and I were at the same literacy level, so he didn't see the harm. 

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Rest in peace. 
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Showing my age perhaps but as far as I'm concerned Sir Roger will always be "the famous Simon Templar" A.K.A. The Saint.

Rest in Peace.
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He seemed an elegant man who was one of the classier if less menacing  007s.  My first Bond in the theater was also Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me) so I have a soft spot though as soon as I saw Goldfinger and then From Russia With Love on those ABC Sunday Night Movies that ran in the summers back in the 70s and 80s, Connery was my Bond.  Never really got exposed to the Saint, though I did catch the Persuaders!  RIP
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Showing my age perhaps but as far as I'm concerned Sir Roger will always be "the famous Simon Templar" A.K.A. The Saint.

"The famous -- or should I say infamous, Simon Templar."

Dee dee dee dee doo dah dah...

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He was  the first  Bond I remember, from Live And Let Die.

Watched many of The Saint reruns. It's been a few decades but I seem to remember liking them.

Farewell Mr. Moore.
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Rest in pece, Mr. Moore.

As with others here, Roger Moore was not my favorite Bond; however, being
second to Sean Connery isn't an insult at all. His work as 007 is greatly
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Maybe not my favorite Bond, but definitely my favorite off-screen Bond personality, meaning he was a delight in any and all interviews I saw him in, or read about... he was easily the most warm, laid-back and self-effacing out of all Bond actors so far, and could be wickedly funny (even goofy!) as well.

He'll be sadly missed.

RIP



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RIP to the heir to the Goldfarb Girdles fortune.
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A sad day to be sure. Roger lived a very long and full life but that doesn't take away from the sadness. He was very much a part of my childhood - and adulthood. His Simon Templar wowed me and led me to buy a white Volvo 1800s coupe in his honor. 

As Bond, he was "my" Bond - at least my era's Bond. I started to understand the movies were getting more absurd and personally feel he should have quit after For Your Eyes Only, a sneaky favorite in the Bond library imo. I eventually figured out why Sean Connery is largely considered "the" Bond but no one was smoother than Roger.

On top of all this, a throwback to Cary Grant and the studio system. A great guest on Carson and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. He did it all and will go down as one of the true greats. 

R.I.P., Sir Roger.
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