Sadly passing away on the 23rd May 2017, Sir Roger Moore was famous for being the longest serving Bond in the whole history of 007, stepping into the iconic role for seven films in total. Hitting our screens in 1973, Live and Let Die is remembered as one of the best-loved Bond films and boasted an all-star lineup. Alongside Jane Seymour as Solitaire, Bernard Lee playing M and a soundtrack written by members of the Beatles, you’d think it would be difficult to deliver a memorable performance – yet one particular actor seemed to manage it. 

Off screen, he was well known for his charity and humanitarian work, which he personally considered his ‘greatest achievement’. After taking on the role of a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, Moore’s efforts were recognised in 2003 when he received a knighthood.

He was also regularly quoted in the press – most notably for not taking himself too seriously and always seeing the lighter side of life. “There is nothing glamorous about death,” was one of his most famous.

While we may have spent that weekend shaking not stirring our drinks in his honour, his death probably made us consider our own lives. As well as great sadness, Sir Roger’s passing is likely to bring with it conversations about later life. How would you want to be treated in your final days, weeks or months?

Talking about these things is fine, but it’s so much more important to get your wishes down in writing.

A living Will gives you the opportunity to express in advance how you would like to be treated in certain situations, should there ever come a time when you’re unable to do so. Should you ever lack capacity or be unable to communicate your decisions, a living Will ensures that your wishes are adhered to. Equally, Lasting Powers of Attorney for health and welfare allows you to give control of your welfare to a trusted attorney of your choice.

Having worked in the industry for over 10 years Bicester Wills & Probate are experts in what we do. As your local, trusted adviser in making plans for later life, we’re happy to put your mind at rest and help you in any way we can.

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