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Legendary ‘James Bond’ Actor, Sean Connery, Dies Aged 90

Legendary Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.

His family announced his death on Saturday.

Connery, who’s best known for his portrayal of James Bond, died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son, Jason said.

He was the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Jason said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight in Nassau.

“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,” he said.

Sir Sean Connery (Photo: CP Images/Andrew Ross/ABACA)

“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.”

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

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Holyrood Palace in 2000. In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.

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

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

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