James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, who once lived in South Bucks, has died aged 89. 

The film star played James Bond in seven of films, including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me, from 1973 to 1985.

Sir Roger was the longest-serving actor to play the womanising MI6 agent. 

His family confirmed the news of his death on Twitter, saying he had passed away after "a short but brave battle with cancer".

Pinewood Studios, where Sir Roger filmed the Bond movies, have led the tributes to the star. 

A spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that Pinewood learns of the passing of Sir Roger Moore, KBE. 

"He has kept an office at the studios since 1970 and he is officially one of our longest standing residents.  

"He joked only recently that he did still ‘make a point of coming in whenever I can to do a little light dusting and hoovering.’   

"Sir Roger was a force of nature and his humour and amazing spirit will be missed by all of us.”

The actor was an ex-pupil at Dr Challoner's School in Amersham, and described his time living in the town in his 2008 autobiography, My word is my Bond. 

He discussed his time in the town, where he moved with his mother and dog Ruff, to escape the bombing in London during the Blitz.

He also described seeing snow for the first time outside of the capital and how the slopes were turned into sled runs.

After returning to London, he said the part he missed most about the area was taking Ruff for long strolls in Chesham Bois.

The star was also living in Denham in a sprawling five-bed mansion called Sherwood House, in Tilehouse Lane, when he shot his first three spy movies. 

In a statement posted on his Twitter page, his children paid tribute to their "pops". 

It said: "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone."

They continued: "We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef, which he considered to be his greatest achievement.

"The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall.

"The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born.

"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."

While arguably best known for his role as 007, Sir Roger will also be remembered for his work in TV's The Saint in the 1960s.

Off screen, he was respected for his charity work, and in 1999 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2003.

His knighthood was given for his humanitarian work, his main focus for many of his final years.

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