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Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film, has died at age 90. Connery played Bond in seven movies. He also had major roles in films including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Highlander and The Hunt for Red October. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2000 for services to film drama.

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said. 

His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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.”

His publicist Nancy Seltzer said: “There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.”

He leaves his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stephane. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54761824

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