It’s with an incredibly heavy heart that we have to report that Sir Sean Connery has died. The iconic actor was 90 years of age.

When it comes to genre legends, they don’t get much bigger or better than Sean Connery. Forever associated with the James Bond franchise – in which he had seven outings as 007 – Connery fell into acting in his early 20s after three years in the Royal Navy and an enthusiasm for bodybuilding that saw him come third in the 1950 Mr. Universe competition.

Bond is what Sir Sean will so often be thought of for, but Connery had far more strings to his bow than just 007. At the 1988 Academy Awards, he won the Best Supporting Actor gong for his turn in Brian DePalma’s The Untouchables. Elsewhere, Connery is also fondly remembered for his roles in the likes of The Rock, Highlander, The Hunt for Red October, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Man Who Would Be King, Murder on the Orient Express, Robin and Marian, and of course Zardoz.

Sir Sean’s family confirmed his passing earlier today, with him survived by his wife of 45 years Micheline Roquebrune, his son Jason Connery, and a grandson.

The thoughts of all at STARBURST go out to the family, friends, and fans of a truly legendary figure.

Rest in peace.

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