Entertainment Alex Salmond pays tribute to 'world's greatest Scot' Sean Connery after his death
The life of Sean Connery and why he was one of Scotland's greatest
While the world fawned over his good looks and distinct accent, Sean Connery never forgot his roots.His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the proud Scot on a path that would lead to Hollywood stardom.
Former First Ministerhas paid tribute to his close friend of thirty years following his death.
Thedeath was confirmed by his family today as tributes poured in from celebrities and heartbroken fans across the world.
Posting on Twitter,described Sir Sean as 'the world's greatest Scot'.
He wrote: "The world's greatest Scot, the last of the real Hollywood stars, the definitive Bond.
"was all of these things but much more. He was also a staunch patriot, a deep thinker and outstanding human being.
Salmond hails Connery’s ‘unshakable’ support for Scottish independence
The former first minister paid tribute to the actor.The actor, who had the words “Scotland Forever” tattooed on his arm, campaigned in favour of the Scottish Parliament being established back in 1997, when Tony Blair’s Labour government gave Scots a vote on devolution.
"I have had the rare privilege of being his friend for more than thirty years and enjoyed every single moment of his company and talk."
He added: "He was honest and brave and it has been one of the privileges of my life to count him as a friend.
"His sense of irony and humour were legendary as was his love of country.
"'Scotland Forever' wasn't just tattooed on his forearm but was imprinted on his soul."
Sir Seans's son Jason Connery said theactor was surrounded by his loved ones as he died peacefully, while in the Bahamas.
He paid tribute to his dad and said his death was a 'sad loss for all people around the world'.
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