Sir Sean Connery, best known for his portrayal of secret agent James Bond, passed away on Friday at the age of 90. The Scottish actor died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.
The BBC reported that his son Jason Connery said the actor had been unwell for some time. He had many members of his family around him when he died.
Sir Sean was largely regarded as being the best actor to have portrayed the role of 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.
He was the first to bring the role of Bond to the big screen. He appeared in seven of the spy thrillers, including Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds are Forever.
Some of Sir Sean's other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock, Marnie, The Hill, Zardoz, The Man Who Would Be King, Robin and Marian and The Name of the Rose.
His last acting role had been in Stephen Norrington’s The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003). His acting career spanned decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.
He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000. He celebrated his 90th birthday on August 25.