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Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Sean Connery arrives at the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award event honoring Al...
Sean Connery arrives at the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award event honoring Al Pacino in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 7, 2007.(Matt Sayles | AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Published: Oct. 31, 2020 at 9:27 AM EDT
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LONDON (AP) - Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90.

Bond producers EON Productions confirmed his death, first reported by the BBC. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they were “devastated by the news.”

In a varied career, Connery played James Bond seven times, starting with “Dr. No” in 1962. His portrayal defined the suave secret agent for a generation of fans.

He also had major roles in films including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Highlander” and “The Hunt for Red October.”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “heartbroken” at the news.