Sir Sean Connery, who shot to worldwide fame by playing fictional spy James Bond, passed away at the age of 90 in Bahamas. He was unwell for some time, his son Jason told the BBC, adding that his father died peacefully in his sleep.

The Scottish actor had won several awards including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards. Sir Sean Connery was knighted in 2000.

The actor starred as James Bond in 1962’s “Dr. No”, which was not only the franchise’s first film but also his big break. Sir Sean Connery played Bond in “From Russia With Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967) and “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971).