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The Scottish actor was the first actor to portray the role.
He was born in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh on August 25, 1930.
Connery marked his 90th birthday in August.
The movie icon played 007 in the first five Bond films.
Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967).
Connery later featured in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
His character as James Bond was selected as the third-greatest hero in cinema history by the American Film Institute.
The late producer won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK