You Were My Fav James Bond: Fans Mourn Death of Sean Connery with Heartfelt Posts and Rare Pics
Former James Bond actor Sean Connery has died aged 90, the BBC reported on Saturday. No official reason has been shared for death yet. Ever since the news broke, fans have been in mourning, remembering their favourite actor. From heartfelt tributes to stills of the actors, fans have been sharing posts dedicated to the veteran actor on social media.
"Gosh, Sean Connery has left us. Disappointed but relieved faceBond, Jones Senior and so many more - but for me he’ll always be Urquhart. RIP #SeanConnery," wrote a Twitter user. Another shared still of Connery from his films and wrote, "Sean Connery dies at the age of 90. An amazing actor, life story & a cultural ambassador for Scotland. From a different age when working class talent could make it to the top in the world of film & society."
Sean Connery dies at the age of 90. An amazing actor, life story & a cultural ambassador for Scotland. From a different age when working class talent could make it to the top in the world of film & society. #SeanConnery pic.twitter.com/XCspJz2HIu— Gerry Hassan (@GerryHassan) October 31, 2020
Rest In Peace Sir Sean Connery. You will always be missed, never forgotten and forever loved. @allontheboard #SeanConnery #SirSeanConnery #RestInPeaceSeanConnery #JamesBond #RIP007 #allontheboard pic.twitter.com/ueKawHPXkN— All On The Board (@allontheboard) October 31, 2020
Ian Fleming is said to have remarked that, when he saw Sean Connery playing Bond for the first time, the actor was exactly how Fleming had imagined him when writing the Bond books. RIP Sean Connery, 25th August 1930-31st October 2020 #SeanConnery pic.twitter.com/xksTjb5E7A— The Chap Magazine (@TheChapMag) October 31, 2020
The first time I saw a #SeanConnery film, it wasn't James Bond or Indiana Jones, it was the epic Cold War thriller The Hunt for Red October. I watched it again and again and still love it today. "... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home." pic.twitter.com/XebkCK5dx9— Jonathan Groves (@ToWillandToWork) October 31, 2020
Connery, who is widely recalled as the original James Bond on Hollywood screen, had an active career as an actor spanning nearly five decades. He shot to global superstardom as Bond in 1962, with the first film of the 007 series, "Dr. No", and then went on to work in "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and "Never Say Never Again" (1983).
American Film Institute has voted James Bond as portrayed by Connery as the third-greatest hero in cinema history. Although his avatar as the stylish superspy often defines Connery, he carved a successful Hollywood career with roles in films such as "The Name Of The Rose" (1986), "The Untouchables" (1987), "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade" (1989), "The Hunt For Red October" (1990), "The Russia House" (1990), "Rising Sun" (1993), "Dragonheart" (1996), "The Rock" (1996), "Entrapment" (1998), "Finding Forester" (2000), and "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003), among many others.
For his roles as Jimmy Malone in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables", Connery won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. He also won two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes in his career.
Connery was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.