Celebrity Tributes Pour in For the Late, Great Sean Connery
Connery had a very successful acting career. The role of James Bond made him famous. He was the very first actor to portray 007, but stepping away from that role was far from the end of his career.
When the actor chose to stop acting, he decided to retire in the Bahamas. That is also where he passed away on October, 31, 2020. According to the BBC, his son, Jason Connery, said that his dad was surrounded by his family when he passed away in Nassau at the age of 90. He also mentioned that his dad had “been unwell for some time” but the family was “working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently.”
Watch the video below for more details about the life and death of Sir Sean Connery.
Many celebrities have turned to social media to share their condolences and memories about Sean Connery.
John Cleese called Connery “a vibrant human.”
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
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Connery an “icon” and a “legend.”
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
Hugh Jackson wrote that he idolized Connery.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 31, 2020
MGM Studios shared their condolences as well.
All of us at MGM mourn the passing of the legendary Sir Sean Connery. His portrayal of James Bond remains one of cinema’s greatest contributions. We send our sincerest condolences to his family and to his many fans around the world. RIP. pic.twitter.com/HLd05vJBaq
— MGM Studios (@MGM_Studios) October 31, 2020