Moore family “devastated” at the desecration of Sir Roger’s grave in Monaco

Christian Moore, son of Sir Roger Moore, has told Monaco Life that his family were “saddened and devastated” to learn that the Monaco gravesite of the late James Bond actor had been violated. 

A fan reportedly alerted the sensational celebrity mag TMZ to the fact that the resting place of the late 007 star, in the Cemetery of Monaco, had been vandalised. 

On Wednesday, Christian Moore confirmed to Monaco Life exclusively that the family shield had been ripped off his father’s gravestone, while other “trinkets that were laid around him” had also been taken. The shield, in the process, had broken in two and was left at the scene. “We think they were trying to rob the family shield,” he revealed.

“For us as a family, it is horrible,” Christian, Roger Moore’s youngest child with third wife Luisa Mattioli, told Monaco Life. “We are devastated and we are saddened that anyone would disturb the resting place of someone such as Roger.”

Christian revealed that the plaque was being repaired and would be reattached to the gravestone. He stated that the Cemetery of Monaco was being “extremely helpful” and that Monegasque police were analysing video surveillance to identify and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Sir Roger Moore’s gravestone, with the Moore Family Crest, before it was vandalised. Photo credit:

The legacy and final resting place

Sir Roger Moore, born on 14th October 1927 in London, was a renowned British actor best known for his role as James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. His suave demeanour and charming portrayal made him a beloved figure in the franchise. 

Beyond acting, Moore was a dedicated humanitarian, serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for many years. He passed away on 23rd May 2017 in Switzerland at the age of 89, after a brief battle with cancer. 

Sir Roger Moore was buried in Monaco where he had lived for many years on 10th June 2017, in recognition of his close ties to the Principality and his fondness for the region. 

His son Christian Moore remains a resident of the Principality.

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