Entertainment 00-Heaven: James Bond legend Sean Connery dies
James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90
James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has died aged 90. Sir Connery is best known for his portrayal of British fictional spy James Bond who he played between 1962-1971Sir Sean died last night in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.
James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery has died.
The Scottish star - who was the first actor to play 007 on the big screen - has passed away at the age of 90 with his family confirming that he died in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
Connery's first outing as British super spy Bond was in 1962's 'Dr. No' and in total he played author Ian Fleming's character a total of seven times with films such as 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds Are Forever' considered classics of the franchise to this day.
In August, he topped a poll conducted by RadioTimes.com to be named the best ever James Bond.
After Bond, Connery's several decades spanning career included numerous hits such as 'Highlander', 'The Hunt for Red October', 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' and 'The Rock'.
Death of Sean Connery: the channels upset their programs to pay tribute to him
© Moviestore Collection / Rex Feat Death of Sean Connery: the channels upset their programs to pay tribute to him To pay tribute to Sean Connery, whom we have learned the death this Saturday, October 31, the channels have upset their programming. Check out the films that will be shown to pay tribute to the Scottish actor! The world of cinema is in mourning this Saturday, October 31. Sean Connery, the unforgettable interpreter of Agent 007 has died at the age of 90 .
His performances earned him multiple accolades, including two BAFTAs, three Golden Globes and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as an Irish cop in 1987 crime drama 'The Untouchables'.
In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Holyrood Palace for his services to film.
Since the news of his death broke multiple tributes have poured in for Connery.
A statement released by James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson thanked him for his huge contribution to the 007 series.
It read: "We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean 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.
The world reacts to the death of screen legend Sean Connery: 'Wit and charm measured in megawatts'
Sean Connery, who has died at the age of 90, was known not only for movie roles including the British secret agent James Bond, but also for his support of Scottish independence from Britain. GALLERY: Sean Connery: A remarkable life in pictures Hollywood immediately started paying tribute to the silver screen legend, remembering him for Bond as well as his other iconic roles and effortless cool. And so did the rest of the world ...https://twitter.com/MGM_Studios/status/1322576006373281792https://twitter.com/TheAcademy/status/1322571315748876293NICOLA STURGEON, FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND:"Sean was a global legend but, first and foremost, he was a patriotic and proud Scot.
"He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him."
Fellow Scottish actor Robert Carlyle tweeted: "RIP Sir Sean Connery... a trailblazer, a true legend and a gentleman."
Director Paul Feig tweeted: "Few were cooler, few more suave, few more effortless. He showed us all how it could be done and he thrilled and entertained us the entire time. RIP Sir Sean Connery."
Whilst a statement released by BAFTA read: "We are very sorry to hear of the death of British acting legend Sir Sean Connery.
"He was a BAFTA Fellow, a BAFTA Special Award recipient and won a Leading Actor BAFTA in 1988 for 'The Name Of The Rose'."
Sir Sean Connery fans petition for Edinburgh Airport to be renamed in his honour .
Sir Sean Connery fans want to see Edinburgh Airport renamed in the late actor’s honour, after he passed away over the weekend at the age of 90.The iconic James Bond actor - who was the first to play 007 on the big screen - passed away at the age of 90 over the weekend, and fans have now begun a petition for the airport in the city of Edinburgh, where he spent most of his younger years, to be renamed to honour his legacy.