The famous James Bond actor, Sean Connery, has died at 90-years-old.  on Saturday while in the Bahamas. 

Connery’s family confirmed his death, stating he died in his sleep while in the Bahamas on Saturday. The family also said he had been "unwell for some time," according to The BBC. 

The actor got his rise to fame when he was chosen to play James Bond in 1962, and became a fan-favorite in the role.

He played the iconic character in "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Never Say Never Again," before handing over the reins to Roger Moore.

Other films that he starred in included “The Untouchables,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Highlander,” “Time Bandits” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” 

Connery was also knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II, which made him, “Sir Sean Connery,” and many refer to him and remember him as that. 

Fans from all over the world have taken their thoughts to Twitter to express their love for the legend as well. 

One user tweeted, “Rest Eady Sir Sean Connery. The best James Bond EVER! Sending love and light to his family and all who loved this amazing man. Our hearts are broken but we know you are at peace.” 

Another said, "Sean Connery knew how to grace big brash movies. Bond, obviously, and I will always think fondly of him in Highlander (as an implausible Spaniard). But he never was better than as Dr. Jones, Indiana’s dad: 'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky'. RIP."

Sean Connery Sean Connery holds up his Oscar after winning the Best Supporting Actor at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988. Photo: Reuters