The first 007 passed away on Saturday (October 31) at the age of 90 and the entire world is grieving Sean Connery’s sudden demise. Connery was the first actor and the original star to play fictional British spy James Bond created by author Ian Fleming. He starred in seven films starting from Dr No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever, Never Say Never Die. It was the first time the world was introduced to the British spy who had a license to kill. A string of personalities from the Indian film fraternity took to social media to pay tributes to the legendary star Sir Sean Connery.
By recalling the actor’s incredible work for the cinema, Indian celebrities including Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Babu among others paid tribute to the actor. The news of his death came as a shock to many celebrities. Current James Bond actor Daniel Craig issued a statement reacting to Connery’s demise. Praising his incredible journey as 007, the actor said on Saturday, ”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 megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come,” his statement read. Apart from James Bond, his other notable films include ‘The Untouchables’, ‘The Rock’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.Connery gained a lot of applause throughout his career, he has earned an Academy Award, multiple Golden Globes.