He is known as the first actor to play the iconic role. Connery also starred in seven of those movies.
According to BBC News, Sean Connery died in his sleep while in the Bahamas. He had been unwell for a while.
He had a long and colourful career, winning many awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.
Connery’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.
In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at the Holyrood Palace.
Connery is survived by his second wife, painter Micheline Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975; his son, actor Jason Connery; and a grandson from Jason’s marriage to actress Mia Sara.
Several fans have taken to social media to mourn the actor’s death, with many citing his Bond roles.
See some reactions below:
Sean Connery played a great James Bond, sure but my favorite role of his was Ramirez from The Highlander. “You're at one with all living things. Each man's thoughts and dreams are yours to know. You have power beyond imagination. Use it well, my friend. Don't lose your head.” RIP pic.twitter.com/qXb9x87utP
— Jon Richter (@wainbrave) October 31, 2020
Very sad news: one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century, the great Oscar-winner, Sir Sean Connery has passed away at 90. What an extraordinary life and an incredible legacy, immortalized for decades to come.
R.I.P., Sir… pic.twitter.com/8jLu1cBV2t
— Dame Angela Lansbury News ? (@_AngelaLansbury) October 31, 2020
Bond…James Bond. From his portrayal of Agent 007 to his beat cop turned Untouchable, Sean Connery was always the personification of C-O-O-L. RIP pic.twitter.com/vufMHKR6sO
— Ed Gordon (@EdLGordon) October 31, 2020
Sean Connery was the greatest Bond ever. The man put the character on the map with his portrayal. He was a legend for 90 years. The very essence of masculinity. Rest In Peace Sir Connery pic.twitter.com/FsMcnAg0W9
— Path To Manliness (@PathToManliness) October 31, 2020