Popular Hollywood actor and Scottish film legend Sean Connery, who was best known as James Ames Bond has died.
He was the first to bring the role to the big screen, appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.
Sir Sean died in his sleep at night while in the Bahamas. It is clear that he was ill for some time.
His acting career spanned decades, including numerous Oscars, two Bafta Awards and three Golden Globes.
Sir Sean’s other films include The Red October Hunt, Indiana ounces, The Last Crusade, and Rock.
He was generally regarded as the best actor to have played 007 in the long run, often referred to as such in opinion polls.
He won an Oscar in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an Irish police officer in The Unbreakable.
Sir Sean was the first star to star in 007 on the big screen at 007 in Dr No and for many fans, “When is the Best Bond” after starring in a total of seven hit films?
During a huge career spanning more than 40 years, Sir Sean went on to win Oscars, two Baftas and three Golden Globes.
Scottish colleague Robert Carlisle wrote in tweets: “RIP Sir Sean Connery .. trailblazer, true legend and gentleman”.
Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicholas Sturgeon also paid tribute on social media, saying Scotland was in mourning.
“I was saddened to learn of Sir Sean Connery’s death this morning. Our people today mourn one of his most beloved sons.
“Born into a working-class family in Edinburgh, Sean became one of the most successful actors in the world due to his talent and hard work in international film.”
Pierce Morgan shared. “RIP Sir Sean Connery, 90 years old. The first James Ames Bond. Best James Ames Bond. What sad news. ”
He was crowned laureate by the Queen at Hollywood Hall in 2000.
He celebrated his 90th birthday in August.