Best known for his portrayal of iconic British spy movie character James Bond in the ‘60s, Scottish actor Sean Connery passed away peacefully in his sleep while in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas after a period of being unwell according to his son, in a report posted on the BBC website last October 31. Connery was the first actor to play James Bond in seven of the spy thrillers, which includes From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965, and You Only Live Twice (1967).
The veteran actor’s career spanned five decades which earned him a numerous nominations and awards including winning the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1988 film The Untouchables. Sir Sean's was last seen in films like The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
In the report by BBC, his son Jason Connery said that his father had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him when he passed away. “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." The deceased actor’s publicist released the following statement, "There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended."
Thomas Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh on August 25, 1930, the son of a Catholic factory worker and a Protestant domestic cleaner. Before becoming an actor, he did many different jobs as a truck driver, a lifeguard, a model for the Edinburgh College of Art, and even as a footballer. He got into acting while doing odd jobs at a local theatre. He got his first lead role in the 1957 British film Blood Money.
Sean leaves his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stephane.