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Britt Ekland remembers Roger Moore as ‘the epitome of Bond’

Actress Britt Ekland has become the latest Bond girl to mourn the loss of 007 icon Sir Roger Moore.
Jane Seymour, who starred opposite Moore in 1973’s Live and Let Die, revealed she was “devastated” by the news of his death on Tuesday (23May17), and now another of his onscreen love interests has offered up her heartfelt tribute online.
Ekland played Mary Goodnight opposite the movie veteran in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, and she has nothing but fond memories of her time working with Moore.
“My Bond is gone, (I) am filled with great sadness,” the 74-year-old wrote on social media. “Roger was the epitome of Bond, witty, sophisticated, elegant, funny. Rip.”
The veteran British actor, who portrayed the suave superspy in seven films between 1973 and 1985, passed away in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.
Moore was also a well-known animal rights activist, often fronting campaigns for officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who have released a statement in memory of the 89-year-old.
”Animals have lost a dear friend with the passing of Sir Roger Moore,” shares Mimi Bekhechi, PETA’s Director of International Programmes. “The long-time PETA supporter may have been best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, but we believe some of his greatest achievements were his efforts on behalf of animals…
“Sir Roger was always an inspiration to work with. He called out animal abuse with wit and charm, and PETA will continue campaigning to help the animals he cared so deeply about.”
Moore helped campaign for a ban on animals in circuses and he urged bosses at British department store Selfridges to stop selling foie gras.
He will be laid to rest at a private funeral in Monaco, where he was a resident.

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