It is understood that the Actor Sir Sean Connery had been unwell for some time while in the Bahamas he died overnight in his sleep.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer. He was best known as the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Connery was in smaller theatre and television productions until he got his break with the Bond films.
His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes. Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.
He was largely regarded as the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.