Scottish-born actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90.
A report from the BBC stated, “Sir Sean died overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas. It is understood he had been unwell for some time.”
Connery’s career spanned more than four decades although he is best known for his turn as James Bond and widely regarded as perhaps the best actor to take on the iconic role. Connery became Sir Sean Connery in 2000 when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He celebrated his 90th birthday this past August.
He is of course known for several other major films including The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.
Connery eventually was awarded an Oscar for his role in 1987’s The Untouchables which earned him a supporting actor Oscar.
Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962-73. The couple divorced in 1973 and Cilento died in 2011. Connery is survived by his second wife, painter Micheline Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975; his son by Cilento, actor Jason Connery; and a grandson from Jason’s marriage to actress Mia Sara.
R.I.P to a true Hollywood legend.