Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.
The Scottish actor, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II back in 2000, died in his sleep in his home in the Bahamas on 31 October 2020.
The news of his death was announced by the actor’s son, Jason, by simply stating that his dad was unwell for a long time. Wikipedia reports that, a day later, Connery’s wife, Micheline Roquebrune, announced that he had suffered from dementia in his final years.
Although Connery’s acting career spanned over 50 years, where he won several Golden Globes, British Academy Film Awards, and two Oscars, he will always be remembered for his brilliant portrayal as the original James Bond.
Over six movies, Connery portrayed the secret agent known as 007, and made the infamous introductory line "Bond, James Bond", renowned across the world.
The legendary actor was praised by fellow Hollywood actors including the current James Bond, Daniel Craig, who said on Instagram that Connery "defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts".
Director, George Lucas, paid homage to Connery’s role as Indiana Jones’ dad in the adventure franchise by saying, "he will always be Indy’s dad to us".
Watch the GMA video below for more on Sean Connery’s successful career.
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