James Bond actor Sean Connery dies at 90

James Bond 007 star Sean Connery has died. The actor passed on Saturday at 90, Variety reported.

Mr. Connery, a Scottish actor, was best known for his role as 007 in the long-running James Bond series. He also appeared in several spy thrillers.

He also featured in The Hunt for Red October, The Rock, and Indiana Jones.

His career over decades saw him bag many awards, including Golden Globe and Oscar.

 
Born Thomas Sean Connery in 1930, he grew up in the tough Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh and left school at 14 to work as a milkman for the Co-op.

In 1948, he joined the Royal Navy but was later discharged on medical grounds.

He began bodybuilding aged 18, and got work as a life model, among many jobs, and entered the Mr. Universe contest in 1953, though he did not win.

Having been interested in acting for some time, Connery used his Mr. Universe visit to London to audition for a stage version of the South Pacific and landed a role in the chorus.

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