It is with sorrow that I report that Sir Sean Connery ("Bond ... James Bond") has passed away at the age of 90 years. I am old enough to remember his performances from Darby O'Gill and the Little People through the Bond years, creating the role of the iconic British Secret Service Agent in Dr. No in 1962 - followed by my two favorite Bond films, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. In all, he starred in six Bond movies. (well seven, if you count the reprise of the role in Never Say Never Again.
Other memorable Sean Connery films included Murder on the Orient Express, The Man who Would be King, The Name of the Rose, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, The Rock, The Presidio, Robin and Marion, and The Wind and the Lion. He starred in many other films - these are just my personal favorites, including his voicing the Dragon (Drago) in Dragonheart.
Mr. Connery was staying in the Bahamas at the time of his death, according to Jason Connery, his son.
I will remember him for a lifetime of enjoyment at the movies with his iconic voice, his frequent humor and a collection of unforgettable characters that he brought to life for me and for audiences around the world.