Sir Sean Connery, who was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000, passed away this morning In the Bahamas, where he had made his home for quite some time.  He had celebrated his 90th birthday in August.

Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, according to his son Jason.  He also said his father had many of his family, who could be in the Bahamas, around him when he died in Nassau.  

His acting career spanned five decades, and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.  In addition to being the first portrayer in seven James Bond movies between 1962 and 1983, Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.  

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “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’. 

Sean Connery was born August 25,1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and died October 31, 2020 in Nassau, The Bahamas.  Jason said, “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.”

His publicist Nancy Seltzer said: “There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.”

He is survived by his wife Micheline Roquebrune, who were married in 1975, and his son Jason.  RIP.

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