The BBC reports that legendary actor Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.
The Scottish actor was best known for playing James Bond, and was the first of many actors to take the role. He starred as Bond in 1962’s Dr. No, 1963’s From Russia With Love, 1964’s Goldfinger, 1965’s Thunderball, 1967’s You Only Live Twice, 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever.He returned to the role in 1983 for Never Say Never Again. He also starred in 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1990’s The Hunt For Red October and 2003’s The League of Extrodinary Gentlemen, among many other films.
Connery died overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, according to the BBC. They report that “it is understood he had been unwell for some time.”
The Twitter account of Roger Moore (who replaced Connery as Bond, and who died in 2017) tweeted, “How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away. He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP.”