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Sean Connery, Scottish actor who played James Bond in 7 movies, dead at 90: report

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Sean Connery, the highly-decorated actor who skyrocketed to fame for his iconic role as James Bond, has reportedly died. He was 90.

The Scottish actor's death was confirmed by his family, BBC reported Saturday. The report states he died overnight in his sleep while in the Bahamas.

Connery was an international star, having earned an Academy Award, multiple Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille and Henrietta Awards, as well as two  British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards.

One of his most memorable roles was as the first actor to tackle the character of James Bond, beginning with 1962's "Dr. No." His other notable films include "The Untouchables," "The Rock" and "Murder on the Orient Express."

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Sean Connery on the set of the film "Action of the Tiger". November 1956. The Scottish star reportedly died overnight in the Bahamas, his family said on Saturday. He was 90. (ATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

In total, Connery appeared in seven Bond films: "Dr. No," "From Russia with Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," "Diamonds are Forever" and "Never Say Never Again."

Connery's other films included "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "The Hunt for Red October," and "The Rock."

Reps for the actor did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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