From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
We’re sad to share the news of the recent passing of legendary movie star Sean Connery. In homage to the late actor, Connery’s co-star Harrison Ford, from Lucasfilm’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” released a statement expressing his condolences and respect for his passing.
In a recent interview from the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star, Ford remembered Connery as a “dear friend.” The two first worked together in the late 1980s when Connery played the father of Indiana Jones, Dr. Henry Walt Jones Sr., an archaeologist and professor of medieval literature. Dr. Henry Walt Jones Sr. teamed up with Jones (Ford) in the classic film.
Ford told Variety, “He was my father…not in life…but in Indy 3…You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm. God, we had fun — if he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend.”
Ford wasn’t the only one from the famous film franchise to share kind words of Connery’s passing. George Lucas, the creator of the franchise, also released a statement:
“Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark in cinematic history. His audiences spanned generations, each with favorite roles he played. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad. With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug. I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.”
Connery passed away on Saturday at the age of 90. Over his long career in the entertainment industry, Connery starred in over 90 TV shows and major motion pictures.
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