Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment industry have lost a legend. Sean Connery died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, October 31. He was 90 years old.
The legendary Scottish actor’s acting career lasted for five decades. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for the movie The Untouchable. However, it was his portrayal of the famous detective, James Bond, that fans will always remember. He was the first actor to portray the role of Ian Fleming’s well-loved character which first hit theatres in 1962 with the release of Dr. No. He appeared in seven James Bond movies.
Many celebrities honored and paid their respects for the actor in their social media accounts. Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote, “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.”
Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta-Jones who worked with him in the movie Entrapment, shared a black-and-white picture of the two of them with the message, “Farewell my friend. I love you Sean Connery with all my heart. Until we meet again, I will cherish every moment I shared with you. My love to Micheline and the family. Love ‘the kid.”
Hugh Jackman also wrote that he grew up idolizing the late actor. He also referred to him as a legend on screen and off while Paul Feig wrote, “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 Sean Connery.
On the other hand, Kevin Smith also paid tribute by writing, “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. R.I.P. Dr. Jones.”
Another heartwarming tribute was written by Josh Gad who wrote, Often, actors fall into categories or “types.” They find themselves being compared to others who display similar attributes. But once in a while, there r those who break the mold & shatter the norm to become a one of a kind. Brando. Nicholson. Connery. Today we lost a one of kind.”
Many other celebrities took to social media to express their grief and offer their support to Sean Connery’s wife and family.