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Lois Maxwell was an actress best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond film series.
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Peter Marriott died of a heart attack in 1973 at the age of 51. After her husband's death, Maxwell returned to Canada, settling in Toronto and wrote a popular column under the Miss Moneypenny pseudonym for the Toronto Sun newspaper. In 1994, she returned to England once more in order to be near her daughter, and retired to a cottage in the village of Frome,
Maxwell's final film was the 2001 thriller The Fourth Angel, with Jeremy Irons.
Following surgery for bowel cancer in 2001, Maxwell moved to Australia to live with her son's family. She died on September 29, 2007, at Fremantle Hospital, located in Fremantle, Australia, near her home in Perth. Actor and friend Roger Moore, who played the role of James Bond from 1973 to 1985, said that Maxwell had been battling cancer, and that her death came as a "shock."
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