Sean Connery, James Bond Actor, Dies at 90

Date: 2020-10-31 18:26:20

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Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film has died at the age of 90.

His death was confirmed by Bond producers EON Productions, whose representatives Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they were “devastated by the news.”

“He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words – ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond,’” they said in a statement.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “heartbroken” at the news.

“Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons,” she said.

In a varied career, Connery played James Bond seven times, starting with “Dr. No” in 1962. His portrayal defined the suave secret agent for a generation of fans.

He also had major roles in films including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Highlander” and “The Hunt for Red October.”

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for services to film drama.

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