James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery had been ‘unwell for some time’ before his death at age 90.
The Scottish star’s passing was confirmed by his family today as tributes poured in from celebrities and heartbroken fans across the world.
His son, Jason Connery, said the 007 actor was surrounded by his loved ones as he died peacefully, while in the Bahamas.
He paid tribute to his dad and said his death was a ‘sad loss for all people around the world’.
He told the BBC that his dad “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight in Nassau.
“We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.
“A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.”
It comes as tributes poured in for the Edinburgh-born actor, who starred as the first ever James Bond in the 1962 film Dr No.
Nicola Sturgeon was among those honouring the actor on social media.
The First Minister said: “I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons.”
Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman and Sam Neill also paid their respects, while James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also shared a joint statement on the news.
Sir Sean is survived by his wife Micheline Roquebrune, who he married in 1975, and son Jason.