Iconic James Bond star, Sir Sean Connery, passed away in the Bahamas during the early hours of this morning.
Starring in the legendary James Bond first movie in 1962, he was a man that needed no introduction. For this reason, the rather shocking news has fans and loved ones in tears. Meanwhile, news reports confirmed how the iconic actor died while in his sleep.
He was currently in the Bahamas, after battling a long health struggle for quite some time.
Sir Sean Connery starred as the first-ever James Bond. Common films that deserve a special mention include Dr. No, Never Say Never Again, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds are Forever.
Despite facing quite a bit of opposition across the board for playing a notorious spy, he delivered justice to his role. And without a doubt, the world soon became his fan.
From 1962 to 1967, and then again in the years 1971 and 1983- many identified him as James Bond. As 007, Connery gave the title a revolutionary name. Moreover, with 7 record-breaking James Bond movies under his belt, you couldn’t help but fall in love with his memorable performances.
This includes leading roles in Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball too. However, it wasn’t only his star roles as James Bond that gave him fame. The man delivered exceptional performances in a number of other leading Hollywood films. For instance, Dragonheart, Orient Express, as well as Indiana Jones had the world talking.
Sir Sean Connery announced his retirement in the year 2006. However, he soon came out from retirement briefly for another dynamic voice-over role. The man lived a very public life, married to a Scottish star, Diane Cilento. However, the pair separated in the year 1971 with the divorce finalizing in 1973.
The couple had one son, who is an actor, following well in his father’s footsteps. In 1975, he married a Moroccan painter, Micheline Roquebrune. While in the year 2000, he received ‘knighted’ honor from the Queen.
Ever since the shocking news, fans and loved ones are pouring in tributes for the oscar-winning star.