Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who is best known for his character representation of James Bond, has died. Sean Connery is noted to be the first to bring the role of James Bond to live. He is also said to have featured in seven of the spy thrillers.
From reports gathered, the James Bond actor died in his sleep in Bahamas. According to his son, Jason, he said that his father had been unwell for some time.
Jason recounting how dismal the occurrence was for both the Connerys and the world said that it is ‘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.’
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Following this, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first Minister, said that she was heartbroken when she learnt of his passing. She further stated that,
‘Sean Connery was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world’s most accomplished actors. Sean will be remembered best as James Bond – the classic 007 – but his roles were many and varied.
Further citing his political affiliations, Nicola opined,
‘He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot – his towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 showed his love for the country of his birth. Sean was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude.’
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