Sean Connery best known for his role as James Bond has died at the age of 90. According to his son he died in his sleep in the Bahamas and has been unwell for quite sometime.
The Scottish actor was the first to bring Bond to the big screen portraying the government spy. He also starred in the films, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Marine, Highlander, The Hunt For Red October, The Rock and Murder On The Orient Express.
Connery won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in The Untouchables.
More below from ABC News….
Sir Sean Connery, the Academy Award-winning actor famous for playing James Bond, has died, the franchise confirmed Saturday. He was 90.
“We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery,” Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement.
“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 revolutionized 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.”