SAD NEWS: James Bond Actor Dead

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.

The sad news was confirmed by Sean’s family, reports the BBC.

The Scottish actor was best known for playing James Bond in the movie franchise.

Sir Sean was the first star to play the role of 007 on the big screen in 1962’s Dr No and went on to appear in seven hit films.

The Scottish actor starred in seven of the spy films, including You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.

Sean’s other films included Indiana Jones, The Hunt for Red October, Rising Sun, A Bridge Too Far, and The Rock.

His acting career won him two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.

Thousands of tributes have been made on social media to honour the “acting legend”.

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 overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas. It is understood he had been unwell for some time.

His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

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

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.

His Oscar came in 1988, when he was named best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.

He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.

In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.

Source: BBC

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