Sean Connery – RIP

(Photograph credit: Columbia Pictures) is deeply saddened to share the news of Scottish movie star Sean Connery’s sad passing at the age of 90.

Connery had a long career; already established himself as an icon for being the first James Bond, he went on to win Oscar for Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables”, gave powerful performances in frequent collaborator Sidney Lumet’s movies like “The Offence”, “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Hill”,

Connery was a major sex symbol of his time, with charismatic looks and gravitas he brought to films that were celebrated by his admirers. Even though it was more than a decade that he was retired from acting, his films from “Indiana Jones” to “Highlander” to “The Man Who Would Be King” stayed relevant and popular.

Connery was polled in 2004 The Sunday Herald as “The Greatest Living Scot” and in a 2011 EuroMillions survey as “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure”.

He has also received lifetime achievement awards from Golden Globes, AFI, and European Film Awards alongside knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. His legacy will be celebrated by movie fans all around the world for many more years to come.

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