After learning of Sean Connery’s passing, Pierce Brosnan posted a sweet tribute on Instagram about the fellow 007 icon.
Brosnan wrote, “You were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself. 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 footsteps.”
He then followed that up with, “you were mighty in every way, as an actor, and as a man, and will remain so till the end of time. Your [sic] were loved by the world, and will be missed.”
Connery was the first actor to ever portray Bond, playing him in seven films between 1962 and 1983.
Brosnan later starred in four of the films from 1995 to 2002.