In the 91st year of life, actor Sean Connery, known for his role as James Bond, has died. The death of the Oscar winner, three-time winner of the Golden Globe, and other honorary awards in the field of cinema is reported by the BBC, citing the words of the actor's family.
The actor's son Jason Connery said that his star father died in his sleep due to a long illness. According to Jason, at the time of his passing away, Sean Connery was surrounded by the closest people.
Now we are all trying to realize this loss because everything happened very recently. This is not easy, despite the fact that my father has been unwell for some time. This is a sad day for everyone who knew and loved my father and a great loss for fans who admired his incredible acting talent.
вЂ” told in an interview with the BBC Jason Connery.
Sean Connery became famous as the first actor to portray the role of 007 on the screen: he starred in seven films of the legendary Bond. All in all, the Scottish actor has appeared in more than 70 films, among which was вЂњThe UntouchablesвЂќ, вЂњFind Forrester", вЂњThe RockвЂќ and many others. Having starred in the film вЂњLeague of Extraordinary GentlemenвЂќ, in 2003 the actor announced his retirement.
In 2000, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sean Connery. In recent years, Connery very rarely appeared in public: a representative of the star attributed this to his fatigue from press attention. Together with his second wife, Micheline Roquebrune, Connery lived in the Bahamas. From his first marriage to Australian actress Diane Cilento, Sean Connery left a son, Jason, who followed in his father's footsteps and also became a successful actor.