News broke early this morning that the legendary actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90.
“Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep 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 in Nassau… 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.” His publicist Nancy Seltzer said: “There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.”
Connery’s decades long career has touched a number of the greatest contemporary Hollywood films every to be released in the studio system. Outside of his seven James Bond films, he starred in Murder on the Orient Express, The Man Who Would Be King, A Bridge Too Far, Highlander, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Time Bandits, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, The Rock, Dragonheart and First Knight.
The actor has been retired since his final role in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003.
While details about his passing are sparse, his career speaks for itself. He lived one of the most successful Hollywood acting careers and was able to retire peacefully for the last two decades of his life to spend time with his loved ones.
Godspeed Sir Connery…