Following the tragic death of Sean Connery, his Indiana Jones co-star, Harrison Ford, has issued an emotional and heartfelt tribute.
Over the weekend, the tragic news reached us that Sean Connery had died.
via: Getty ImagesThe acting legend tragically passed away at the age of ninety.
And now, amid the tributes...
via: Getty ImagesHarrison Ford, who played the son of his Indiana Jones character, has issued an emotional tribute.
Now, the star had an incredible life.
via: Getty ImagesConnery came from humble beginnings before making a huge name for himself in the film industry.
Connery was perhaps best known for playing James Bond.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he was the first actor to bring the role to the big screen, appearing in 7 of the spy thrillers in total.
But which ones exactly?
via: imdbWell 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:
via: imdbIndiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Time Bandits, amongst many many more.
Connery also won countless awards.
via: Getty ImagesSuch as a BAFTA award for his performance in 1986’s The Name of the Rose as well as an Academy Award.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
via: Getty ImagesFor his performance as a hardy Irish-American police officer in 1987’s The Untouchables.
Connery was later knighted by The Queen.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
via: Getty ImagesDespite the Academy Award and a Knighthood, Connery was also voted several times as "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure."
Tributes have since been pouring in for the late actor.
Those 3 words that revolutionised cinema. #SeanConnery https://t.co/awXO5cemN3— Luke (@Luke)1604149750.0
Another legend gone. RIP Sean Connery. #SeanConnery #RIPSeanConnery https://t.co/BirXXV2W4Z— Ben Pook Art (@Ben Pook Art)1604149796.0
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 official James Bond Twitter account also paid tribute.
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
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
“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
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
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
Daniel Craig also 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
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
Connery had been unwell for some time...
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the BBC, Sir Sean Connery passed away in his sleep in the Bahamas just over a month after celebrating his ninetieth birthday.
He is survived by his family.
via: Getty ImagesConnery is survived by his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, a French-Moroccan painter, who he married in 1975, as well as his son, Jason, from a previous marriage to Diane Cileto.
Micheline has spoken out.
via: Getty ImagesHis wife of many years, Micheline Roquebrune, has since spoken out following her husband's death, revealing the heartbreaking details of his death.
via: Getty Images"He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man. It is going to be very hard without him, I know that. But it could not last forever and he went peacefully."
"It was no life for him."
via: Getty ImagesMicheline continued, saying: "He was not able to express himself latterly. At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted."
"He got his final wish."
via: Getty Images"He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss."
Connery's funeral plans are on hold.
via: Getty ImagesJust like most of the world, Connery's funeral has to wait until the situation with COVID improves.
And now, following this heartwrenching news...
via: GettyHis Indiana Jones costar, Harrison Ford, has spoken out.
In a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said:
via: Getty“He was my father…not in life…but in Indy 3. You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm. God we had fun – if he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace dear friend." Rest in peace, Sean Connery.