Sean Connery, the first and widely-regarded best James Bond ever … has died.
Sean’s wife says he died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. No cause of death was disclosed.
Connery became an enormous star in 1962 with the release of “Dr. No,” but not without difficulty. James Bond creator Ian Fleming felt he was unrefined and wanted someone suave like Cary Grant. Fleming relented and ultimately said it was a great choice.
Sean starred in 7 Bond films between ’62 and ’83. Among the films — “From Russia with Love”, “Gold finger,” “Thunder ball,” “You Only Live Twice,” “Diamonds are Forever,” and “Never Say Never Again.”
May his soul rest in perfect peace.