LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sean Connery, the first actor the play James Bond, has died at the age of 90.
His family confirmed that the legendary actor died overnight in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
Connery was best known for embodying James Bond on the big screen. He appeared in seven of the spy thrillers starting with “Dr. No” in 1962, and continuing in “From Russia With Love,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “You Only Live Twice” and “Diamonds Are Forever.”
His acting career spans decades, and his accolades include an Oscar and three Golden Globes.
Connery had celebrated his 90th birthday in August.
Tributes to the late actor are pouring in. One of his predecessors, Daniel Craig, posted to social media to honor Connery’s achievements in film.
“Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first…to announce these unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond…James Bond,’” Craig wrote on Instagram. “He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond.”
The “007” Twitter account also paid tribute to the actor Saturday morning.
“Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90,” the statement read. “He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in ‘Dr. No’ in 1962, ‘From Russia With Love,’ ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘Thunderball,’ ‘You Only Live Twice’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ followed.”