Sir Sean Connery has paid tribute to fellow James Bond star Sir Roger Moore, following his death aged 89.

The original big screen 007 said he will “Miss” Sir Roger, with whom he enjoyed a long friendship “Filled with jokes and laughter”.

Sir Sean joined Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan in mourning their fellow 007 star.

“The Scottish actor, 86, said in a statement:”I was very sad to hear of Roger’s passing, we had an unusually long relationship by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter.

Brosnan, who like Craig has starred as Bond four times, described Sir Roger as “Magnificent” as he shared a photograph on Instagram of the pair together.

Sir Michael Caine, who enjoyed a close friendship with Sir Roger, posted on Twitter: “I am devastated today at loosing one of my oldest and closest friends ROGER MOORE, my world will never be the same again.”

In a statement, they said: “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.”

Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson said Sir Roger’s “Legacy shall live on through his films and the millions of lives he touched”.

Jane Seymour, who starred with Sir Roger in 1973’s Live And Let Die, remembered him as being “Funny, kind and thoughtful to everyone around him”.

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