Sir Sean Connery Dies At Age 90
While it is understood he had been unwell for some time; Sir Sean Connery, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, died overnight in his sleep at the age of 90.
BREAKING: Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family have said. The Scottish actor was best known for being the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen.
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— SkyNews (@SkyNews) October 31, 2020
His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.
How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away. He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP
— Sir Roger Moore (Legacy) (@sirrogermoore) October 31, 2020
He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.
Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power- that was utterly unique to Sean . RIP that great man , that great actor . https://t.co/W8MQrFYlJ0
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) October 31, 2020
His Oscar came in 1988, when he was named best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.
He leaves behind him a body of work that any actor would be proud of and, not least, a vacancy for the title “Greatest Living Scot”.
An actor who defined a character for several generations, knew how to reinvent himself, worked with directors like Alfred Hitchcock or Brian De Palma, won an Oscar and a BAFTA award, and left a unique film legacy. Farewell, Sir Sean Connery. pic.twitter.com/Bvrn0IsYny
— Lost In Film (@LostInFilm) October 31, 2020