James Bond star Sean Connery, 90, dies

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Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery has died, according to reports from the BBC.

The star, best known for his role as James Bond in the movie franchise, was 90 years old. Sean died overnight in his sleep, the BBC reports, adding that the actor "had been unwell" for some time. 

Sean's other films include The Hunt for Red October as well as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The actor bagged himself an Oscar in 1988, and in 2000 was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace. 

News of Sean's death spread quickly on social media on Saturday afternoon, with many left in shock by the news. 

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