Pierce Brosnan is paying tribute to Sean Connery.
The 67-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday (October 31) to remember Sean after it was announced that he had passed away at the age of 90.
“Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself,” Pierce wrote. “You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live on forever. You led the way for us all who followed in your iconic foot steps. Each man in his turn looked to you with reverence and admiration as we forged ahead with our own interpretations of the role.”
“You were mighty in every way, as an actor and as a man, and will remain so till the end of time,” Pierce continued. “Your were loved by the world, and will be missed. God bless, rest now, be at peace.”
Connery was the first actor to portray James Bond, and he starred in seven 007 movies, beginning with Dr. No in 1962.
Pierce was the fifth actor to play the Bond, starring in four films in the franchise from 1995 to 2002.
Current James Bond Daniel Craig also paid tribute to Sean Connery after his death.