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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fitzroy Maclean Dies

LONDON () -- Soldier-diplomat Sir Fitzroy Maclean, reputed model for secret agent 007 James Bond, has died at age 85. His action-packed life resembled an adventure thriller.

Maclean became a friend of Bond creator Ian Fleming before World War II and his dashing lifestyle led many to believe he was the inspiration for the suave, licensed-to-kill British agent.