Sir Sean Connery, who celebrated his 90th birthday in August, died on Saturday, APA reports citing BBC .
According to preliminary reports, the actor died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas, where he had been living in recent years.
The first star to play James Bond, Connery performed in seven classic films about Agent 007, beginning with Dr No in 1962.
He won numerous cinematographic awards, including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Untouchables in 1988. He was granted a knighthood in 2000, and in 2006 Connery retired from acting.