Article by: Natalie Müller
According to SkyNews reports Scottish actor from Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, Sean Connery has passed away on Saturday afternoon.
He was best known for his role as the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen, taking the role in 1962 and going on to star in seven of the James Bond films.
Sean Connery died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said.
Jason Connery said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight.
He said: “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.
“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.”
He won an Oscar for his role as a Chicago cop in the 1987’s The Untouchables, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes. His acting career spanned over decades, yielding a successful and legendary acting career which many will eternally look up to.
He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000. In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.
He was a long-time supporter of Scottish independence, saying in interviews in the run-up to the 2014 referendum that he might return from his Bahamas home to live in Scotland if it voted to break away from the rest of the UK.