Iconic James bond star Sean Connery has been officially confirmed dead. Sir Thomas Sean Connery was reported dead by BBC on Saturday. He was 90 years old.
The Academy Award-winning actor famous for playing the spy hero James Bond, Though not the First man to portray the James bond Character, But he became the first actor under the EON production to portray the role. His performance in the 1962 debut Dr. No is globally recognized for making the spy franchise famous.
His performance as 007 became a benchmark for other actors that went on to portray the character. The Scottish actor starred in seven Bond films (six official and a non official bond movies (from Dr. No in 1962 to the 1983 Never Say Never Again). He now joins his successor Roger Moore who passed away in 2017.
Sean Connery also stared in other movies such as Marnie (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000) and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). Connery went on to retire from acting in 2006.
Connery had several achievements many of whom included one Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award), and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. He was awarded the lifetime achievement award in the US with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama
He was married to Micheline Roquebrune and has a son Jason Connery. According to Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a statement on the franchise’s Twitter account. “We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery, 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’ —