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Harrison Ford has paid tribute to his “dear friend” Sean Connery, who died last Friday at the age of 90.
Actors they worked together on the sequel “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade“, where Connery starred as Ford’s father in the film, Henry Jones.
“It was my father … not in life … but in the third part of Indy”, Harrison said in an interview with Variety.
“We had a good time. If he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf lessons. Rest in peace, dear friend “he added.
Ford recalled the “pleasure” of taking Connery “on a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle, traversing a bumpy mountain trail and watching him squirm.”
Ford’s tribute to the James Bond actor has succeeded that of many other Hollywood stars.
Tribute to the other ‘Bond’
Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Michael Cain and the other interpreters of the legendary agent 007 Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and George Lazenby have expressed their condolences.
Brosnan wrote in an Instagram post that Connery had been his “best James Bond as a child and also for the man who became Bond too“.
The family of another of the Bond performers, Roger Moore, tweeted that for the actor as well, “Connery was the best James Bond ever.”
Connery was especially known for his role in seven James Bond films between 1962 and 1983. These included Dr No, From Russia with Love Y Goldfinger.
The mythical actor died in his sleep in the Bahamas accompanied by his family.
The actor’s widow confirmed that this had been diagnosed with dementia and that it “was not life for him“he told the British Sunday The Mail.
“He fulfilled his final wish to leave without torment,” he added, saying that the actor “was not able to express himself” in the run-up to his death.
During his career, Connery won an Oscar, two Baftas, and three Golden Globes.
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