Scotland: Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90.
The makers of James Bond films confirmed the news of Connery’s demise.
They posted on Twitter, "Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in 'Dr. No', 'From Russia With Love', 'Goldfinger', 'Thunderball', 'You Only Live Twice' and 'Diamonds Are Forever followed'.
He will be remembered first as British agent 007, the character created by novelist Ian Fleming and immortalized by Connery in films starting with 'Dr. No in 1962'.
As Bond, his debonair manner and wry humour in foiling flamboyant villains and cavorting with beautiful women belied a darker, violent edge, and he crafted a depth of character that set the standard for those who followed him in the role.