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Sean Connery, Oscar winner, first James Bond star, and legendary actor dead at 90

GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor The world mourns the loss of a great one.

The BBC reported Sean Connery died overnight in his sleep at the age of 90 in the Bahamas.

Connery’s acting career spanned five decades where he won an Oscar for his role in ‘The Untouchables’.

Most notably the Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of Agent 007, James Bond, appearing in seven of MGM spy series.

Sir Sean's other films included Highlander, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock and a personal fave - The Medicine Man.

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement Saturday “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 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.”

Connery’s son, Jason shared "A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."

RIP Sir. You entertained.

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GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor

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