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Sir Roger Moore’s Gravesite Vandalized in Monaco

Photo Credit: 1. / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 2. Bettmann / Getty Images
Photo Credit: 1. / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 2. Bettmann / Getty Images

Sir Roger Moore is best known for portraying 007 in seven James Bond films, the most notable being A View to a Kill (1985) and Live and Let Die (1973). The actor died in 2017, and was laid to rest at the Cimetière de Monaco. While the site has largely been the recipient of condolences from fans, it recently became the target of vandals, with the Moore family crest being taken from the tombstone.

Roger Moore and Cassandra Harris as James Bond and Countess Lisl von Schalf in 'For Your Eyes Only'
For Your Eyes Only, 1981. (Photo Credit: nadaone / MGM / UA / MovieStillsDB)

The vandalism and theft were reported to TMZ by a fan who’d gone to the cemetery in La Colle, Monaco, to pay their respects to Moore.

As it turns out, the tabloid website was one of the first to find out about what had happened. When contacted, local authorities and the administrators of the Cimetière de Monaco weren’t aware that anything had happened to the actor’s gravesite.

TMZ also reached out to Moore’s estate, but hadn’t heard back by the time this article was published.

Flowers placed at Roger Moore's grave
Roger Moore’s grave at the Cimetière de Monaco, in La Colle, Monaco. (Photo Credit: Ederolland EdR / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0)

It’s reported that the unnamed fan posted images of the vandalism to a private Facebook group, stirring anger among Moore’s fans, which only grew as the story spread to other social media platforms.

User @CleavageCrumbs wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “If this doesn’t shake you up, it should stir you up a bit… why would anybody vandalize Sir Roger Moore’s grave?”

Echoing this sentiment, @BobGlavinVO wrote, “So disrespectful! What a [world],” while @NandoArriechi2 commented, “Sir Roger Moore was a saint in all the meaning of the word. Who would do such [a] bad thing?”

Roger Moore as James Bond in 'The Man With The Golden Gun'
The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974. (Photo Credit: DrrnHarr / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Danjaq / S.A. / eon / MovieStillsDB)

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Roger Moore died on May 23, 2017, from the effects of lung and liver cancer. His funeral was held that June and was attended by the actor’s family and high-profile figures, including Joan Collins, who wrote on X after the ceremony that it was a “beautiful and loving service for one fo the great Saints, Knights and Gents of our time.”

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