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‘James Bond’ actor Daniel Craig on Saturday in a statement paid tribute to the original 007, Sir Sean Connery, after his demise. The statement from the ‘No Time To Die’ actor was posted on the official Instagram account of 007.

“Statement from Daniel Craig: “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more,” the statement read.

The 52-year-old actor went on to admire Connery’s work.

“He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster,” the statement read.

“He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course,” the statement further read.

Connery, famed for his portrayal of James Bond, died on Saturday at the age of 90.

The Scottish-born actor was an audience favourite for more than 40 years and one of the screen’s most reliable and distinctive leading men.