James Bond actor Sean Connery passes away at the age of 90

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Legendry actor Sean Connery, best known for portraying the iconic character of James Bond, died at the age of 90, reported by BBC. He starred in six James Bond movies, they are Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.

The Scottish actor was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Some of Sean Connery‘s outstanding films includes Marnie (1964), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Highlander (1986), The Rock (1996), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade among others.

The actor will fondly remembered as the first British agent 007. In 1988, Sean Connery won the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘The Untouchables‘. He won numerous awards spanning over 50 decades. Sean Connery was last seen in ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen‘ in 2003, post which he reportedly quit acting.

After the news of his demise, official Twitter handle of James Bond tweeted, “Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed.”

The Twitter handle further wrote, “Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “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.”

Lastly, “The name’s Bond… James Bond” — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

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(Source: Twitter, TOI, BBC)

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