Sir Sean Connery, the first actor to play Ian Fleming’s James Bond in film, has died at the age of 90, his family informed. Sir Sean Connery died in his sleep. He was in the Bahamas. The Scottish actor defined 007, starting from his first appearance in a Bond film, Dr No, in 1962, and going on to work in six more films over the course of his career.

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He remained a fan favourite and was considered the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta award.

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.”

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Tributes immediately began pouring in for Connery who was considered one of the greatest movie stars of his generation, Here is some of them

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