Sir Sean Connery Passes Away at Age 90

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Sean Connery

Credit: Lucasfilm

We at Inside the Magic have just learned of the passing of legendary Scottish actor Sean Connery.

According to the BBC, the man named the “Greatest Living Scot” passed away in his sleep while in the Bahamas. He was 90 years old.

Beyond being the first man to bring Ian Fleming’s James Bond to life, most movie fans under the Disney umbrella would remember Connery as Henry Jones Sr. in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Sean Connery (left); Harrison Ford (right), 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'
Credit: Lucasfilm

According to Disney.fandom.com, Connery also played Michael MacBride in Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959), Dr. Robert Campbell in Medicine Man, and Captain John Patrick Mason in the 1996 Hollywood Pictures film, The Rock.

The Scottsman would win one Oscar, two BAFTA awards, three golden globes, and while he may have never found his way to becoming Disney Royalty, Connery did become a real-life knight. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

James Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli–daughter of Albert Broccoli–and Michael G Wilson shared their thoughts on the passing of this incredible actor:

“We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Here at Inside the Magic, our hearts ache for the passing of this unforgettable cinematic figure. No one else could have stepped up to play the father of Indiana Jones. And his work outside of the Disney/Universal sphere from The Untouchables to The Hunt for Red October–even Finding Forester, Highlander, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen–has already left an ever-lasting impression on us as moviegoers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving family.

On behalf of all of us here at Inside the Magic, thank you, Sir Connery, for everything.

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