Private memorial held for Roger Moore

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    PTI | Los Angeles

    June 12, 2017 | 12:59 PM

Actor Roger Moore (Photo: Facebook)

The life of James Bond star Roger Moore was celebrated with a private memorial in Monte Carlo.

Friends and family of Moore, who passed away last month in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, gathered at Saint Paul's Church on Saturday, to say their goodbyes, reported Daily Mirror.

Moore's manager and biographer Gareth Owen shared a picture of the order of service on Moore's Twitter page and wrote, "Yesterday we said our goodbyes in a beautiful service and celebrated a wonderful life. (Gareth) (sic)." 

"One last drink. Goodbye, dear @sirrogermoore - a beautiful and loving service for one of the great Saints, Knights and Gents of our time (sic)," Moore's close friend Joan Collins tweeted alongside a picture of herself at the service.

The British actor's three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, announced his death in a statement on May 23.

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

Moore became a tax exile from Britain in 1978 and split his time between three homes in Monaco, Switzerland and the south of France.