Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies at age 90

Author Steven Lek

 

Famed actor Sean Connery died overnight in Nassau Bahamas at age 90 on Oct 30,2020.  He was surrounded by his family in his last final moments.

Connery’s breakthrough came in the role of British secret agent James Bond. He was reluctant to commit to a film series, but understood that if the films succeeded, his career would greatly benefit. He played 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967) – then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Never Say Never Again (1983). All seven films were commercially successful. James Bond, as portrayed by Connery, was selected as the third-greatest hero in cinema history by the American Film Institute. Source Wikipedia.

 

Connery with Lana Turner in 1957 on the set of Another Time, Another Place Source

 

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Connery during filming for Diamonds Are Forever in 1971 Source Wikipedia

Connery starring in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Marnie (1964)

 

Know for his suave, yet aggressive portrayal of Secret Agent 007, this beloved actor died in Nassau, Bahamas, surrounded by close family members. He was ailing, from a while.

 

His son Jason Connery said that his father, “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him.” He added, “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for sometime.

 

Born In Edinburg, Scotland, Connery began his acting career with his first film, a British gangster film called “No Road Back,” which appeared in 1957. He acted in his first Bond film “Dr. No” in 1962. He appeared in seven Bond films. Fellow Bond actors and the public considered him to be the best suited actor to play the role of the debonair James Bond. In 1988 he won an Oscar for his role in the film, “The Untouchables.” He also won two Baftas and three Golden Globes.

 

He was knighted in 2000, by the Queen. Tributes poured in on twitter and other news media. He was an inspiration to several superstars and many famous people have tweeted about his inspirational role in their lives.

 

Source: www.bbc.com

 

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