Lonsdale handed away on Monday at 7 a.m. ET, his agent confirmed to CNN. The reason for his loss of life is unknown.
Lonsdale starred reverse Roger Moore within the 1979 movie “Moonraker” because the villain Hugo Drax, an industrialist who was plotting to commit international genocide.
“We’re very unhappy to be taught of the passing of Michael Lonsdale, who performed Hugo Drax in Moonraker,” longtime 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli stated in a tweet. “He was an awfully gifted actor and a really expensive buddy. Our ideas are along with his household and associates at this unhappy time.”The family-run twitter account for Sir Roger Moore, who died in 2017, described Lonsdale as “a smooth-tongued and cultured adversary to 007.””Michael Lonsdale, a legend who might be missed however not forgotten!” actor Jean-Claude Van Damne wrote on Twitter. “My ideas are along with his household, associates and followers at this unhappy time.”
Lonsdale can also be identified for his roles in “Ronin,” “Munich” and “The Day of the Jackal.”
His final appearing function was within the 2016 movie “Sculpt,” which starred Willem Dafoe.