The James Bond #007 – Sir Sean Connery Dies at 90

The first-ever James Bond, who gave us the number #007Sir Sean Connery dies at the age of 90 in the Bahamas surrounded by his family. His family confirmed that “died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family”.

Born in Scotland, Sean Connery had played the iconic James Bond role for his franchise for numerous years. He was one of the favorites, on-screen actors, for more than 40 years.  Sean Connery last appeared in Stephen Norrington’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” in the year 2003.

He was one of the most successful characters for his franchise for decades, who subsequently became an international star. The character James Bond is popular for his iconic spy role and proving patriotism.

Sean Connery was initially married to an Australian actress Diane Cilento in 1962. After 11 years of relationship, Sean and Diane got separated in 1973. In 1975, Sean Connery married a painter lady Micheline Roquebrune.

The official Twitter handle for James Bond confirmed this news with his friends as follows:

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.

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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 —

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.”

Everyone from the film fraternities around the globe is paying tribute to this legendary personality of Cinema. Sean Connery’s dedication and performance were unmatchable and still, no one can match.

The current James Bond, Daniel Craig shared his tribute as:

“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema.
Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.
He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

Our Tribute to Sir Sean Connery:

Earlier, Sean Connery was a physically powerful man, who initially worked as a model and then started getting acting jobs. In 1956, he got a small role in BBC production of “Requiem for a Heavyweight.” But his official first movie was No Road Back which was released in 1957.
No matter, who comes and goes, Sir Sean Connery will always be remembered as a James Bond in the entertainment industry for his amazing roles. There will be a “private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.” – according to Sean Connery’s family.

Tribute from the Industry:

Some photos of Sean Connery (James Bond):

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Sean Connery, 1963
DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, 1959
Turner Connery - Ibandhu
American actress Lana Turner sits on an English cliffside overlooking the sea with British co-star Sean Connery during filming of the 1958 movie “Another Time, Another Place” in England. This is Connery’s first leading role in a film. (AP Photo)
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Daniela Bianchi, Sean Connery, 1963
GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, 1964
GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton, 1964.
THUNDERBALL, Sean Connery - Ibandhu
THUNDERBALL, Sean Connery, 1965, helicopter
Sean Connery - Ibandhu
FILE – In this file photo dated April 11, 1988, Sean Connery holds up his best-supporting actor Oscar for “The Untouchables” at the 60th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., USA. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, FILE)
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, Harrison Ford - Ibandhu
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, 1989, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection