Scottish film legend Sean Connery, who shot to global fame as the smooth, hot and refined British agent James Bond and proceeded to overwhelm the cinema with his art for forty years, died aged 90.
The makers of James Bond films affirmed the updates on Connery’s demise. They posted on Twitter, “Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed”
James Bond film producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also grieved the death of Sean Connery. An announcement posted on the film’s Twitter handle read, “We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. 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” — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”
Sean Connery played a number of vital roles other than Bond and it was his performance as an Irish cop in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables that bagged him an Oscar.
(Contributed by Pranjal Sharma)