• Sean Connery passed away peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas at the age of 90
  • Pierce Brosnan said Connery will always be the "greatest James Bond" to him
  • Daniel Craig said the late Oscar winner "defined an era and a style"

In the wake of Sean Connery's death on Saturday, a number of Hollywood stars are paying tribute to the late Oscar winner.

Connery, 90, passed away in his sleep while in the Bahamas, his family confirmed. Hollywood is grieving over his death, with many A-list celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan and Sam Neill, taking to social media to honor the late James Bond actor.

"Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself," Brosnan wrote in a lengthy note on Instagram.

Brosnan highlighted Connery's contribution to the industry, calling him a "cinematic splendor that will live on forever." He said that they continue to look up to him, especially after filling his role as agent 007.

"Each man in his turn looked to you with reverence and admiration as we forged ahead with our own interpretations of the role. You were mighty in every way, as an actor, and as a man, and will remain so till the end of time. [You] were loved by the world and will be missed. God bless, rest now, be at peace," he added.

Sam Neill, who co-starred with the late actor in "The Hunt for Red October," wrote on Twitter, "Every day on set with Sean Connery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power - that was utterly unique to Sean."

Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond five times since 2006, said Connery's influence will continue long after his passing.

"Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more," Craig said in a statement shared to USA Today by his publicist, Laura Symons. "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. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come."

Robert De Niro shared to USA Today that he thought Connery was much younger than 90 and that he'd hoped that the "Dr. No" actor still had more years ahead of him.

"See you up there, Sean," he concluded his message.

Arnold Schwarzenegger also paid tribute to Connery, calling the latter a "legend" and "one of the greatest actors of all time." The "Terminator" star praised Connery for entertaining audiences around the world and bringing inspiration to everyone, including himself.

"I’m not just saying that because he was a bodybuilder who placed in the Mr. Universe contest! He was an icon. My thoughts are with his family," he concluded.

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