Sean Connery's death has hit Hollywood in the heartstrings. Connery died overnight at age 90, his son Jason Connery confirmed to the BBC. No exact cause of death was given, but Jason revealed he died in Nassau, Bahamas, after being "unwell for some time."
In the minutes and hours after Connery's loved ones made his death public, his peers in the acting world shared countless tributes. Stars such as Salma Hayek, Hugh Jackman, Elizabeth Hurley and Sam Neill expressed their love for the actor, who appeared in seven movies as iconic secret agent James Bond. Scroll through to read some stars' thoughts on Connery and his work.
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"It saddens me that today the legendary Sean Connery passed away," Salma Hayek wrote. "At least he lived to be 90. My heart goes out to his close ones. May he rest in peace."prevnext
Hugh Jackman "idolized" Connery when he was younger. He made sure to make his admiration known via a tweet that included an image of the iconic actor.prevnext
Connery's The Hunt for Red October co-star Sam Neill, was among the first to chime in. He wrote: "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."prevnext
RIP Sir Sean Connery.. a trailblazer, a true legend and a gentleman https://t.co/hkLwouejZI— Robert Carlyle (@robertcarlyle_) October 31, 2020
Fellow Scot Robert Carlyle also chimed in. The actor, best known for Trainspotting and The Full Monty, called Connery a "trailblazer."prevnext
Star Trek and The Terror actor George Takei also paid tribute, writing, "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."prevnext
RIP the glorious Sean Connery pic.twitter.com/pzQ20gtFz9— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) October 31, 2020
Elizabeth Hurley, who famously starred in the Bond-send-up Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, kept her tribute simple. She shared a snap of Connery from his Bond days, standing shirtless and reading by a body of water.prevnext
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
Director/actor Kevin Smith also paid respects. The Clerks creator opened up about his dad's love of Connery and how it brought them closer.prev