Legendary British actor Sean Connery, best known for his role as a fictional James Bond spy in seven films, died at the age of 90.
The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, has received many awards during his long career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bufft Awards.
Tributes immediately began to fall on Connery, who was considered one of the greatest movie stars of his generation.
"How infinitely sad to hear the news of Sir Sean Connery's death", - he said in a message on the Twitter account, saved for the Bond actor Roger Moore, who died in 2017.
"He and Roger were friends for many decades, and Roger always claimed that Sean was the best Bond. R.I.P."
Connery won an Oscar in 1988 for his best supporting role as an Irish policeman in the film "Untouchables.
He also starred in the films "The Hunt for Red October", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Rock 2".
But it is his soft, Scottish-accented image of a polite 007 spy that will be most remembered by him.
The first actor, who said an unforgettable "Bond, James Bond", Connery shot six official films as the creation of the novelist Ian Fleming, thus giving what many still consider the final image.