SIR SEAN CONNERY has died at the age of 90.
The Oscar-winning actor, who lived for 20 years on the Costa del Sol, is best known for bringing the spy James Bond to the big screen in 1962 with the start of the long-running franchise in Dr. No.
He last played the secret service agent in an unofficial Bond movie, Never Say Never again in 1983.
Connery won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in the late-eighties for his role as a Chicago policeman in The Untouchables.
The Scottish actor became a Costa del Sol resident in the late seventies.
He and his wife Micheline settled down in Casa Malibú, a property located between Marbella’s Golden Mile and Puerto Banús.
The couple sold the property in the late nineties and moved to the Bahamas.
Connery, a notoriously private person, cited an increase in new homes around the Casa Malibu area for leaving Spain
“These people are not going to see me in my underpants, I am leaving Marbella,” he allegedly said.
Connery and his wife were also embroiled in a long-running tax fraud and planning case over Casa Malibu that was dropped in 2014.
The case was codenamed ‘Goldfinger’ in honour of one of Connery’s outings as 007.