Legendary actor Sean Connery dies aged 90
The actor was famous for essaying secret agent 007 in the James Bond franchise
Legendary British star Sean Connery, who played author Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 in seven James Bond films, has passed away. He was 90.
In a career, spanning several decades, the British star featured in many critically-acclaimed and commercial blockbusters such as The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Rock.
He first played the role of James Bond in 1962's Dr No, which he followed up with From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice(1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Never Say Never Again(1983).
Connery won an Oscar for supporting actor for his role as the tough Irish cop in Brian De Palma's 1987 The Untouchables.