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First James Bond, Sean Connery dies at 90

Sean Connery arrives for the Edinburgh International Film Festival opening night showing of the animated movie The Illusionist, in Edinburgh in June 2010. (Reuters Photo)

LONDON: Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90, the BBC reported on Saturday.

Connery was raised in near poverty in the slums of Edinburgh and worked as a coffin polisher, milkman and lifeguard before his bodybuilding hobby helped launch an acting career that made him one of the world’s biggest stars.

He will be remembered first as British agent 007, the character created by the novelist Ian Fleming and immortalised by Connery in films starting with Dr….

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