Scottish actor Sean Connery died in his sleep during the
night of October 30/31 in the Bahamas. He was 90. Connery rocketed to fame as
James Bond and became one of the franchise’s most popular and enduring
international stars. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and marked
his 90th birthday in August. His death was confirmed by his family, according
to the BBC, which notes that the actor died in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
It’s believed he had been unwell for some time. His last acting role had been
in Stephen Norrington’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” (2003). “He
revolutionized 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,” said the producers
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Connery appeared in one Euro-western as
the star of “Shalako” (1968) with Brigitte Bardot.