Saturday, October 31, 2020

RIP Sean Connery

 

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.

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