It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net must report that Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. According to the BBC.com, the actor, best remembered for his portrayal of James Bond, died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas after being, in the words of his son, Jason, “unwell for some time.”
Jason said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight in Nassau. “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.
“A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.”
Per Connery’s publicist, Nancy Seltzer: “There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.”
Sean Connery has 94 acting credits to his name in a career dating back to the early 50s. His big break arrived with Dr. No in 1962 in which the actor stepped into the shoes of James Bond, a role he would play seven times in the films From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
Connery also starred in blockbuster films such as A Bridge Too Far (1977), Highlander (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), First Knight (1995) and The Rock (1996).
In 1987, he won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Jim Malone in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables.
His final on-screen appearance came with 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He was expected to reprise his role as Professor Henry Jones in the fourth Indiana Jones film but couldn’t shake retirement, stating in 2007: “Retirement is just too damned much fun.”
— Variety (@Variety) October 31, 2020