Entertainment Sean Connery has died aged 90
The life of Sean Connery and why he was one of Scotland's greatest
While the world fawned over his good looks and distinct accent, Sean Connery never forgot his roots.His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the proud Scot on a path that would lead to Hollywood stardom.
Sir Sean Connery, the multiple award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond, has died at the age of 90, his family has said.
The Scot died peacefully in his sleep while in the Bahamas. His son, Jason, said his father had been "unwell for some time" and "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight in Nassau.
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."
Legendary British actor Sean Connery has died aged 90
Sir Sean's son Jason told the BBC that his father died peacefully in his sleep overnight while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time".Sir Sean's son Jason told the BBC that his father died peacefully in his sleep overnight while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time".
Connery was the first to bring the famous role to film, appearing in seven of the spy thrillers. His acting career spanned five decades, starring in films such as The Man Who Would Be King and The Name of the Rose. He won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.
The actor was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000. In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.
Social media have been flooded with tributes since the sad news was announced today, with stars including Sir Roger Moore, Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Jackman sharing their condolences on Twitter.
How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away. He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP
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Co-stars and many from the world of film have remembered the late star.Tributes have flooded in for the veteran star, who was the first actor to play 007 on the big screen in Dr No in 1962.— Sir Roger Moore (Legacy) (@sirrogermoore)
"I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons," said Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
"Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors. Sean will be remembered best as James Bond - the classic 007 - but his roles were many and varied.
"He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot - his towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 showed his love for the country of his birth. Sean was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude."
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