MICHELLE Keegan and Piers Morgan have hailed Sean Connery “the best James Bond ever” as they lead the celebrity tributes to the late star.
The Scottish actor was confirmed to have passed away this morning aged 90.
He landed his first role as 007 in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’, which propelled him to international stardom.
Sharing an iconic snap of the legendary actor, Michelle wrote on Instagram: “The best Bond there ever was.
“Rest in peace Sean Connery.”
Piers said: “RIP Sir Sean Connery, 90. The first James Bond. The best James Bond. What sad news.”
Gary Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Shaken and, on this occasion, stirred to hear that Sir Sean Connery has passed away.
“Had the pleasure of playing golf with him on a couple of occasions. A real character and for me, the best Bond. James Bond should be immortal. RIP.”
Love Island star Chris Hughes said: “Sean Connery was one of the best. Sad news, shit year. Rest peaceful.”
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Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace said: “Such a sad news… my fave Bond, such a beautiful man… thoughts are with his loved ones.”