Sean Connery's granddaughter Saskia pays tribute to James Bond actor

Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter has paid tribute to him by sharing some previously unseen pictures of the star after his death at age 90.

Saskia Connery, 24, shared an emotional message to her social media followers following the James Bond star's passing, calling him her 'best friend'.  

She wrote: 'A surreal goodbye to my best friend, mentor and dear grandfather. Please respect my families privacy while we process this news. 

Tribute: Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter has paid tribute to him by sharing some previously unseen pictures of the star after his death at age 90

Tribute: Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter has paid tribute to him by sharing some previously unseen pictures of the star after his death at age 90

'Thank you for all the wishes and we will get back to you all soon. Heaven has gained the most legendary angel today.'

Saskia also showed off an old picture of Connery with his top off pulling a funny face to the camera.

She posted a picture of the legendary actor's local golf club Lyford Cay Club, beside his home in Nassau Bahamas.

Sharing a photo of the flag at half mast, Saskia penned: 'Half mast and forever missed.'

Family: Saskia Connery shared an emotional message to her social media followers following the James Bond star's passing, calling him her 'best friend'

Family: Saskia Connery shared an emotional message to her social media followers following the James Bond star's passing, calling him her 'best friend'

Sir Sean's grandson Dashiell, who is following in his footsteps by becoming an actor, posted up a pic of Connery saying 'Great man' and also thanked well wishers for the messages.

He said in an emotional video message: 'Hey everybody thanks for all the love and support and well wishes. I really do appreciate it. Thank you.'

Meanwhile, outside Connery's well loved Caledonian hotel in Edinburgh, a well wisher left a bouquet of flowers.

It was announced on Saturday that Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas after being diagnosed with dementia in the later years of his life. 

She wrote: 'A surreal goodbye to my best friend, mentor and dear grandfather. Please respect my families privacy while we process this news'

She wrote: 'A surreal goodbye to my best friend, mentor and dear grandfather. Please respect my families privacy while we process this news' 

Memories: Saskia shared adorable childhood snaps including one with Sean posing on a golf course

Memories: Saskia shared adorable childhood snaps including one with Sean

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