James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies in his sleep aged 90: Oscar-winning 007 legend passes away in the Bahamas after being ‘unwell for some time’

(Ryan Fahey’s and Jack Elsom’s article appeared in Mail Online, 10/31; Photo: Skynews.)

  • James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery died aged 90 at his home in the Bahamas 
  • Sir Sean is known for playing British fictional spy James Bond between 1962-71 
  • Sir Sean, who celebrated his 90th in August, was knighted by the Queen in 2000

James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies in his sleep aged 90: Oscar-winning 007 legend passes away in the Bahamas after being ‘unwell for some time’

  • James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery died aged 90 at his home in the Bahamas 
  • Sir Sean is known for playing British fictional spy James Bond between 1962-71 
  • Sir Sean, who celebrated his 90th in August, was knighted by the Queen in 2000

James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery has died in his sleep aged 90 following a long illness. 

Tributes have been pouring in for the Oscar-winning actor who passed away in the Bahamas and leaves behind his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stefan. 

Sir Sean, whose acting career spans decades, is best known for his portrayal of British fictional spy James Bond who he played between 1962–1971.  

Sir Sean Connery, who is best known for playing James Bond, died today

He was often named the best Bond in polls on the subject. He was awarded an Oscar in 1988 for his part playing an Irish policeman in The Untouchables. 

He also starred in The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock. 

Sir Sean was knighted by the Queen in 2000 and celebrated his 90th birthday in August.  

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond described his friend Sir Sean as ‘the world’s greatest Scot, the last of the real Hollywood stars, the definitive Bond.’

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli paid tribute to Sir Sean in a statement: ‘We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Connery.

‘He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words – “The name’s Bond… James Bond” – he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent.

‘He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.’

Hugh Jackman tweeted: I grew up idolizing Connery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.’ 

From bricklayer to 007: Sean Connery enjoyed 50 year film career but he will undoubtedly be remembered as the first – and some say definitive – James Bond 

He enjoyed a long and varied film career spanning 50 years, but Sir Sean Connery will undoubtedly be remembered as the first – and some say definitive – James Bond.

His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the jobbing actor and former milkman on a path that would lead to Hollywood stardom and all its trappings.

Roles in Highlander, The Untouchables and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade helped seal his position as one of Britain’s best-loved stars, and his brooding good looks and distinct Scottish brogue won him legions of fans worldwide.

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