Earlier today, the world of film lost a huge star when news emerged that acting legend, Sir Sean Connery, had passed away.
The Scottish actor was best known for playing James Bond, and being the first to bring the role to the big screen. In total Connery appeared in seven of the spy thrillers.
Now, current James Bond, Daniel Craig, has paid a moving tribute to the cinema great.
Keep scrolling to see what he said
Rest in peace.
Sean Connery has died.Acting legend, Sir Sean Connery, has tragically passed away at the age of 90.
Born in Scotland in 1930.Connery came from humble beginnings before making a huge name for himself in the film industry.
Connery was perhaps best known for playing James Bond.And he was the first actor to bring the role to the big screen, appearing in seven of the spy thrillers in total.
But which ones exactly?Well to be precise, Connery starred in Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967.
Connery then reappeared as Bond later on.And starred again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
Connery is widely renowned as the greatest James Bond.However, he was far more than just 007 - starring in a plethora of critically acclaimed films.
Some of his biggest films include:Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Time Bandits, amongst many many more.
Connery won countless awards.Such as a BAFTA award for his performance in 1986’s The Name of the Rose and then an Academy Award.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.For his performance as a hardy Irish-American police officer in 1987’s The Untouchables.
Then Connery was knighted by The Queen.In 2000, he was knighted by the Queen in Edinburgh for his services to film and drama. Connery described the moment as the ‘proudest day of [his] life.’
But that wasn't all.Despite the Academy Award and a Knighthood, Connery was also voted several times as ‘The Greatest Living Scot’ and ‘Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure’.
Connery died in his sleep.According to the BBC, after being unwell for quite some time, Sir Sean Connery passed away in his sleep in the Bahamas just over a month after celebrating his 90th birthday.
And tributes have been pouring in for the late actor.
Those 3 words that revolutionised cinema. #SeanConnery https://t.co/awXO5cemN3— Luke (@Luke)1604149750.0
When I was a student in Edinburgh in the early 80s, we rented a flat in Marchmont. The old lady who owned it told us very proudly that Sean Connery used to be her milkman when he was a young lad. A Scottish icon then & now. Goodbye, Mr Bond.
Another legend gone. RIP Sean Connery. #SeanConnery #RIPSeanConnery https://t.co/BirXXV2W4Z— Ben Pook Art (@Ben Pook Art)1604149796.0
Damn you, Sean Connery...I was not planning on crying this morning. Rest in Peace.
A third fan tweeted:
The Name's Bond... James Bond First person to say that iconic dialogue....!!! RIP Sir Sean Connery you only live t… https://t.co/eNgG7yVxcT— Angry Rantman (@Angry Rantman)1604150438.0
The Name's Bond... James Bond First person to say that iconic dialogue....!!! RIP Sir Sean Connery you only live twice they say But you live forever in our hearts
The official James Bond Twitter account paid tribute to Connery.
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No i… https://t.co/VHE8GZkYED— James Bond (@James Bond)1604149354.0
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed.
Among the tributes was a message from Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery… https://t.co/2LLy7PhJiF— James Bond (@James Bond)1604149355.0
We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. 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"
“The name’s Bond... James Bond” — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and c… https://t.co/CMGCZi4ee9— James Bond (@James Bond)1604149355.0
He revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.
Other tributes have been pouring in from the acting world.
Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power-… https://t.co/70UzmQws8X— Sam Neill (@Sam Neill)1604148198.0
Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power - that was utterly unique to Sean. RIP that great man, that great actor.
The Greatest Showman actor, Hugh Jackman, also tweeted.
I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace. https://t.co/OU9QEy5fTB— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1604149035.0
I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also paid her respects.
6/ My thoughts and condolences are with Micheline, their children and all the family. RIP Sir Sean Connery— Nicola Sturgeon (@Nicola Sturgeon)1604149110.0
Her tribute concluded:
Special memories. ❤️ https://t.co/ttwQmRq6vG— judy murray (@judy murray)1604151268.0
Sean will be remembered best as James Bond - the classic 007 - but his roles were many & varied. He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot.
Just moments ago, Daniel Craig paid tribute.
Statement from Daniel Craig “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cine… https://t.co/9YSXpGAetO— James Bond (@James Bond)1604155451.0
It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.
He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and… https://t.co/2putawTeIH— James Bond (@James Bond)1604155452.0
He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.