The famous movie legend Sean Connery, best known for acting former fictional spy James Bond, has passed away at 90. It had led to an overflowing of tributes for one of Britain’s favourite screen heroes.
His family spokesperson, Nancy Seltzer said “His wife, Micheline and his two sons, Stephane and Jason have witnessed that he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Jason said his father has been unwell for some time until he died peacefully in his sleep overnight in his Bahamas home.
It is indeed a grieving loss for all people around the world who enjoyed having him in front of the screen. The family is still trying to work at understanding this massive news as it only occurred so recently.
Regarding Connery’s funeral, it will be held as a private ceremony with a memorial event to be held later.
The movie franchise’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson mentioned that Sean Connery will always be in memories as the former and original James Bond. They also believed that he had revolutionized the world with his witty image of the charismatic and sexy secret agent. He was undeniable greatly responsible for bringing success to the film series and everyone should be glad for it.
Sean Connery’s career journey
The Scottish actor, who was ennobled in 2000, won multiple awards in his decades-spanning career. The awards include three Golden Globes, an Oscar and two Bafta awards.
He claimed his sole Oscar in 1988 for best supporting actor by starring an Irish cop in The Untouchables. Besides, he also starred in The Hunt for Red October, The Rock and also Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Among the film that he had acted, it is his smooth, Scottish accent portrayal of spy 007 that stands out the most. This role has earned him lasting worldwide glory and fame.
The sentence Connery uttered, “Bond, James Bond” is indeed classic and unforgettable. His fame begun when he starred as Bond in 1962’s Dr No, the franchise’s first film.
He also played Bond in From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971). After that, he made a comeback acting the British spy in the unofficial 1983 film Never Say Never Again. At last, he announced his retirement after starring in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).
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