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Hugh Jackman, Henry Winkler and Other Stars Pay Tribute to Late James Bond Actor Sean Connery

Rodolfo Vieira
Oct 31, 2020
01:32 P.M.
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Sean Connery, the very first and most famous portrayer of the iconic spy James Bond has recently taken his final breath and it didn't take long for the tributes to start pouring in.

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The news of the 90-year-old's passing was shared by his son, Jason Connery, who revealed that his father died surrounded by his family in his home in the Bahamas.

Connery was one of the most famous and revered actors in Hollywood, not only for his unique accent but also for his handsome looks and powerful performances in front of the camera.

Sean Connery during the Edinburgh International Film Festival at Cineworld in Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain | Photo: Marc Marnie/FilmMagic

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HONORED BY HIS PEERS

"Logan" star Hugh Jackman was amongst the first to react to the heartbreaking passing of the Scottish legend, claiming that he "grew up idolizing" Connery.

So far, Connery's official cause of death is yet to be revealed, as well as the plans for the funeral service

Henry Winkler followed Jackman's example and remembered the late actor as one of his acting heroes and someone he learned a lot from, going as far as thanking him for the lessons.

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Connery was, in fact, an example to be followed within the film industry, as he set the path for several of his colleagues. Sam Neill, who starred in "The Hunt for Red October" with Connery, said:

"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.”

Scottish actor Sean Connery pictured in the role of James Bond in the film "Dr No" in England, 1962 | Photo: Popperfoto via Getty Images

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FROM BOND TO BOND

Daniel Craig, who took over the role of 007 in 2005, honored him by saying that the Connery "defined an era and style and that his wit and charisma could be "measured in megawatts." He added:

"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."

Aside from the role of James Bond, which he played in seven films, Connery also starred in flicks such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Highlander" and "Murder on the Orient Express."

So far, Connery's official cause of death is yet to be revealed, as well as the plans for the funeral service.

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