Moore’s Emotional Tribute To Curtis

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September 30, 2010 | 7:30am EST

Former Bond star Sir Roger Moore choked back tears as he paid tribute to his close pal, Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, on Thursday (30Sep10).
The veteran actor passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday (29Sep10) after suffering a cardiac arrest.

And within minutes of the announcement, Moore spoke out about his friend, who he worked with on 1970s British TV show The Persuaders!

Sounding emotional and close to tears, Moore told Sky News, “I’m shocked. I knew Tony had not been well but I never think that friends are going… I’m very sad, and for Jill his wife who adored him.

“We had a lot of laughs together (filming The Persuaders!) for about 15 months, working together every day… He was really fun to work with. He had a great sense of humour and wonderful ad-libs. He was a hell of a good actor. I shall miss him. I find it very difficult to sum up my emotions in a couple of seconds.”