Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who played the role of James Bond has kicked the bucket at the age of 90.
The news of his death was confirmed by the BBC in a statement on Saturday, October 31st.
The actor’s son, Jason Connery stated that he passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the Bahamas.
“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.”
The actor is widely regarded as the favorite actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise. He was also an Oscar-winner for his supporting turn in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, and received two BAFTAs including an honorary Fellowship Award and three Golden Globes.
Sean Connery is survived by Roquebrune and his son by his first wife, the actor Jason Connery.Photo Credit: Getty