Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who rocketed to fame as James Bond and became one of the movies' most popular and enduring international stars, has died. He was 90.

Sean Connery

His death was confirmed by his family, according to the BBC. He starred in seven Bond films (every film from Dr No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again), between 1962 and 1983. Connery won an Oscar for supporting actor for his turn as a tough Irish cop in Brian De Palma's 1987 "The Untouchables".

Celebrities pay tributes to legendary actor Sean Connery

As the news of his demise spread on Saturday, celebrities across walks of life took to social media to pay tributes to legendary actor Sean Connery.

News of the Scottish star's demise was communicated by his family, according to a report in No official reason has been shared for death yet. Connery, who is widely recalled as the original James Bond on Hollywood screen, had an active career as an actor spanning nearly five decades.