Sean Connery: James Bond Actor Dies Aged 90
World Mourns The Loss Of James Bond 007
Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, most famous for his portrayal of James Bond in the Bond franchise films, has died aged 90, his family has confirmed.
Sean Connery was the first to bring the role of James Bond to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers.
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To legions of fans who have watched a parade of actors play Agent 007 through the years, none played the part as magnetically or as indelibly as Sean Connery.
His death, in his sleep either late Friday or early Saturday, was confirmed by his family.
His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.
His other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones, and the Last Crusade, and The Rock.
Tributes started pouring in for the legendary Bond actor.
Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
Only a few weeks ago I was wishing Sean all the best for his 90th birthday. Now, I'm very sad to be condoling with his family and friends. Of course, Sean Connery as James Bond inspired me personally but seems to have encapsulated an age, the Sixties. I... https://t.co/UQTGYSHJK1 pic.twitter.com/vtiJAWABvc— George Lazenby (@lazenbyofficial) October 31, 2020
Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power- that was utterly unique to Sean . RIP that great man , that great actor . https://t.co/W8MQrFYlJ0— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) October 31, 2020
Shaken and, on this occasion, stirred to hear that Sir Sean Connery has passed away. Had the pleasure of playing golf with him on a couple of occasions. A real character and for me, the best Bond. James Bond should be immortal. RIP— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 31, 2020
Jason Connery said his father "had many of his family, who could be in the Bahamas, around him" when he died overnight in Nassau. Much of the Bond film Thunderball had been filmed there.
He said: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time."
"A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."