"We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time," Connery's son, Jason, said. "A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."
Connery was the first actor to play the fictional British spy James Bond. Connery portrayed Bond from 1962-1971.
"We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Connery," Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement. "He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words - 'The name's Bond... James Bond.'"
Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. He won the award for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" for his performance in the 1987 movie "The Untouchables."