Senior actor Sean Connery, who played the first James Bond role in the British spy film series ‘007’, died. On 31st Oct, BBC reported his death, citing his family. 90 years old.
The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes, and two Bafta awards.
The star’s son Jason Connery told the BBC that his father died peacefully in his sleep overnight while in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time.”
“We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently,” he added, calling his father’s passing “a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.”
Sean Connery took on the first James Bond role in ‘007 Murder Number’, the first film in the 007 series produced in 1962. The 007 series is based on spy novels penned by Ian Fleming; Connery starred in six of these. For this, he was knighted by the Queen of England in 2000.
At the age of 59 in 1989, Connery was selected by People Magazine as Sexiest Man Alive.’. his movie ”Entrapment’ was released in 1999, romanced with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the hottest star of the time, who was nearly 40 years old.
British Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw said to Connery, who turned 90 last summer, “a dangerously attractive masculinity icon,” and said, “The charismatic Bond played by Connery revived British pride as much as the Beatles.”
In addition to the 007 series, Connery’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘ (1974), the Name of the Rose‘ (1986),’The Untouchables‘ (1987),’Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade‘ (1989), the Hunt for Red October‘ (1990). ,’The Rock‘ (1996), ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen‘ were among his several movies for which his fans and critics praised him
In 2006, he declared his retirement to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the American Film Institute (AFI).
The Scottish actor was, on several occasions, voted by fans as the best actor to have played Bond, beating out current 007 Daniel Craig and Roger Moore.