As soon as news broke that Sean Connory, the iconic actor who molded the character James Bond in his image and starred in countless other beloved films, had died, tributes began pouring in across social media.
Connery's extended Bond family were quick to share their reactions, with fellow actor and Bond star Daniel Craig saying, "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 loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course."
The official James Bond Twitter account also chimed in with a tribute post on Twitter, as did the account run by the family of former Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.
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. pic.twitter.com/VaFPHCM5Ou
— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away. He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP
— Sir Roger Moore (Legacy) (@sirrogermoore) October 31, 2020
Below are more tributes from the many celebrities who took to social media to honor the Hollywood legend.
Sean Connery in his first starring role, as a washed-up boxer. He was a fine actor and by most accounts a good guy. pic.twitter.com/q1kmxUrFGC
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 31, 2020
Few were cooler, few more suave, few more effortless. He showed us all how it could be done and he thrilled and entertained us the entire time. RIP Sir Sean Connery. https://t.co/hyyw52ZMa2
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 31, 2020
He was my Dad’s James Bond, so Dad supported Mr. Connery’s career his entire life, always taking me to see any movie his fave actor was in. I have sweet memories of watching Dad watch his movie idol. So Sean Connery’s passing also feels like I’m losing Dad again. RIP, Dr. Jones. pic.twitter.com/8ElVyac1kV
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 31, 2020
RIP the glorious Sean Connery pic.twitter.com/pzQ20gtFz9
— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) October 31, 2020
It saddens me that today the legendary Sean Connery passed away. At least he lived to be 90. My heart goes out to his close ones. May he rest in peace 🙏🏻 Me da tristeza que el legendario #seanconnery a fallecido hoy. Por lo menos vivió hasta los 90. 🙏🏻
A post shared by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) on Oct 31, 2020 at 6:26am PDT
Sean Connery was a movie legend, even far into his golden years. Our strongest Bonds were formed by him, and he was Untouchable. He passed today at age 90, a suave hero to the end.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 31, 2020
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 31, 2020
Damn,We Just Lost ANOTHER Great-SEAN CONNERY/The Original JAMES BOND-007. Some Of Earliest Memories Of My Late Mother (Jacqueline Shelton Lee) Taking Me To The Movies Was James Bond Joints. Several Times Moms Would Have To Cover My Eyes. I Also Asked “Mommy,Why Is That Lady Names Pussy Galore❓ 😳😳😳I Got A “Shhhhhhhh,Be Quiet And Watch The Movie”. HA HA😜😜😜😜. No Disrespect To The Other Actors Who Later Played 007,But To Me Sean Is My Guy,He Was Kicking Much Ass And Taking Names,All Da Fine Ladies, Kraft Gadgets,And Had JOKES TOO😜😜😜😜. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
A post shared by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Oct 31, 2020 at 7:18am PDT
A post shared by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Oct 31, 2020 at 7:14am PDT
Saddened by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. A wonderful man who I had the pleasure of working with in Time Bandits. We crossed paths many times over the years. Such immense talent and a vibrant human. And the only one of us to find The Holy Grail. pic.twitter.com/sNo4NtB6af
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) October 31, 2020
Sean Connery was a legend, one of the greatest actors of all time. He provided endless entertainment for all of us & inspiration for me. I’m not just saying that because he was a bodybuilder who placed in the Mr. Universe contest! He was an icon. My thoughts are with his family.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 31, 2020
Senator Ted Cruz
Sean Connery was one of a kind. Today, he drives into a new adventure. RIP. pic.twitter.com/KW5Hdkcagr
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 31, 2020
He taught me so much. Sean the legend. To me, and so many others. My very first line of direction I was actually afraid to ask...“Sean can you please say that less charming”. He said, “sure boy”. That’s what he called me the whole movie, ‘boy’. I was just a kid, directing him in ‘The Rock’. Sean, you taught me more then you will ever know. To this day, you gruffly taking me under your wing Is still in everything I do. Rest In Peace my friend. @seanconnery_official @seanconnerydaily
A post shared by Michael Bay (@michaelbay) on Oct 31, 2020 at 9:35am PDT
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 . https://t.co/W8MQrFYlJ0
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) October 31, 2020
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