Sean Connery, the actor of course most famously known for playing at James Bond in Dr. No has sadly died at the age of 90.
Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond too is a good friend of Sean Connery released a statement reading,
“The world’s greatest Scot, the last of the real Hollywood stars, the definitive Bond. Sean Connery was all of these things but much more. He was also a staunch patriot, a deep thinker and outstanding human being. I have had the rare privilege of being his friend for more than thirty years and enjoyed every single moment of his company and talk.
Sean was determined, thrawn as Scots would say, but only about things he really believed in. His charity, the Scottish International Education Trust, has over the years supported thousands of youngsters with a helping hand in their education. Sean was largely self taught and this gave him an abiding belief in the value of education which he put into action through the STET.
Peterhead film director Jon S. Baird tweeted: “Very sad news about the one true James Bond” while actor Robert Carlyle said: “RIP Sir Sean Connery.. a trailblazer, a true legend and a gentleman.”
Author Ian Rankin tweeted saying he got to know the Bond legend for a short time a number of years ago.
He added: “A natural. You couldn’t take your eyes off him onscreen. RIP.”