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Moore farewelled at 'beautiful' service

Press Association logoPress Association 11/06/2017 Joe Nerssessian

The life of James Bond star Roger Moore was celebrated with a "beautiful service" in Monte Carlo, his manager has said.

Friends and family including actress Joan Collins said their goodbyes to the longest-reigning 007, who died in Switzerland last month aged 89, at a private service on Saturday.

Moore's manager and biographer, Gareth Owen, posted a photo of the order of service on the actor's official Twitter account on Sunday.

"Yesterday we said our goodbyes in a beautiful service and celebrated a wonderful life. (Gareth)," he added.

The private service took place at 11am at Saint Paul's Church in Monte Carlo.

Collins said the funeral was a "beautiful and loving service for one of the great Saints, Knights and Gents of our time" in a post on Twitter.

She added: "One last drink. Goodbye, dear @sirrogermoore".

The actor's three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, announced his death after a "short but brave battle with cancer" in a statement on social media on May 23.

They said a private funeral would be held in Monaco in "accordance with our father's wishes".

Following the news, Moore's predecessors and successors as Bond offered tributes, with Pierce Brosnan lauding him as "magnificent" as he shared a photograph on Instagram of the pair together.

Sean Connery said he will "miss" the actor, with whom he enjoyed a long friendship "filled with jokes and laughter" while Daniel Craig simply wrote "Nobody Does It Better", in reference to the theme song of The Spy Who Loved Me.

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