Multiple award-winning Scottish actors, Sean Connery, who is best known for his portrayal of James Bond is dead.
The news of his death was confirmed in a statement to the BBC on Saturday afternoon, October 31st.
The actor’s son, Jason Connery disclosed that he died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time.
He said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight.
Jason also added: “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.”
Connery, from Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, appeared in seven of the spy movies including Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Never Say Never Again. He also appeared as historical figures King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart during his illustrious career
He was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.