Sir Roger Moore announced with a heavy heart that his stepdaughter Christina Knudsen has died at age 47.
“Our beautiful daughter Christina (aka Flossie) lost her battle with cancer 25 July at 10am. We are heartbroken,” the 88-year-old actor said in a statement on Twitter, along with a beautiful photo of a smiling Knudsen.
The James Bond star added in a second tweet, “We were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end.”null
Knudsen is the daughter of Moore’s fourth wife, Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup, who the movie star married in 2002. However, Moore knew Knudsen long before he started dating her mother, as they were neighbors in the South of France.
Knudsen was previously married to investment banker Nikolaj Albinus in 2001, but they split a little over a year later. The University of Southern California graduate worked as an interior designer and property developer for a time, and was a fixture in the London social scene. In 2014, she launched Ochun, a private social club for singles.
We were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end. pic.twitter.com/Eu5oePd2wN— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) July 26, 2016
Knupsen credited Moore with changing her own perspective on relationships. “I wasn’t yet able to listen to who I was and what I really wanted. I was in difficult relationships but all that changed when my mother met Roger,” she told The Evening Standard in 2014.
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