A movie legend has passed away. Sean Connery, who won an Oscar in 1988 for his performance in The Untouchables, died at the age of 90. Jason Connery, his son, said he passed away peacefully in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
The Scottish actor, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, was the first actor to play James Bond in the film Dr. No. He played the role six times from 1963 to 1983. Sean Connery, multi-award winning over the course of his career, is also known for his roles in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, The name of the rose, Murder on the Orient Express and The Rock.
In a statement relayed by the BBC, Jason Connery said: “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.” We can only agree.