Hollywood screen icon Sir Sean Connery has passed away at 90.

It’s a general consensus at this point that 2020 has gone down as the worst year in recorded memory. With such noted horrible events like a global pandemic, movies being halted for six months, and horrifically tragic deaths from multiple corners of entertainment like Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Boseman, this is going down in a year that will live in infamy likely for a long time to come.

More deaths have hit the entertainment world this year, albeit a little more naturally, such as rock & roll icons Eddie Van Halen and Little Richard, political figures John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and entertaining stars Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Today adds yet another major name to that list after one of the most storied careers in TV and cinema history.

R.I.P. Sean Connery

Sean Connery James Bond Dr. No

It’s been reported that Scottish acting star, Sir Sean Connery, has passed away at the age of 90. No cause of death has been revealed yet, although reports have said Connery had been unwell for the past couple of years before his passing.

Sean Connery became one of the biggest stars in the industry over a 50-year career in Hollywood, most notably serving as the first man to take on the iconic role of James Bond 007 all the way back in 1962 with Dr. No. He would star as the world’s most famous secret agent six more times over the next 20 years, setting a standard that would hold for decades.

Even after moving away from Bond, Connery finished with nearly 100 acting credits to his name between 1954 and 2003. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor with his performance as Jimmy Malone in 1987’s The Untouchables, and he has even more memorable moments from appearances in movies like Highlander in 1986, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, The Hunt for Red October in 1990, and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman in 2003.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sean Connery Harrison Ford

Sean Connery made his mark as one of the most versatile actors in the business, even though he has one of the most recognizable voices of all time as well. He lit the fire for James Bond, but he also accomplished a great deal outside of the classic black suit, and his career will be remembered for a lifetime.

Our regards and condolences go out to Sean Connery’s family, friends and loved ones. He will be sorely missed.

Source: Vanity Fair