Sean Connery Dies; James Bond Star Was 90


Sir Sean Connery has died. 

The household of the Scottish actor confirmed his passing on Saturday morning. 

He was 90 years outdated. 

Sir Sean Connery

Connery died in his sleep, whereas within the Bahamas, in response to studies. It’s understood that he had been sick for a while.

Whereas finest identified for his flip as James Bond within the 007 motion pictures, his appearing profession spanned a long time and earned him a string of awards, together with an Oscar, two Bafta awards, and three Golden Globes. 

The Oscar win got here in 1998 for a job as an Irish cop in The Untouchables. 

The Hunt for Pink October, Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign, and The Rock.

Sir Sean Connery as James Bond

Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

Early in his profession, Connery was well-known within the UK, however his huge break got here when he landed the position of James Bond in 1962’s Dr. No. 

He additionally starred in sequels From Russia With Love, Gold Finger, and Thunderball, which propelled him to additional success. 

As an unknown out of the UK, Connery was paid simply $30,000, however he went on to choose up a cool $400,000 for Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie, earlier than getting round $750,000 a film. 

Sean Connery as James Bond

At age 17, Connery was within the Royal Navy, however he left three years later attributable to ulcers. 

He labored a wide range of jobs and later positioned third within the 1950 Mr. Universe competitors after taking over bodybuilding. 

Connery launched his autobiography, titled “Being a Scot,” which was co-written with Murray Grigor. 

Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962-73.

Sean Connery at Event

They divorced in 1973 and Cilento handed away in 2011.

Connery is survived by his second spouse, 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.

Could he relaxation in peace. 

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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