Tributes continue to pour in for veteran James Bond star Sir Sean Connery, who died aged 90.

The original 007 passed away peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, his family told the BBC at the weekend, with his son saying he had been “unwell for some time”.

The Scottish actor filmed all of his Bond films at Pinewood Studios, in Iver – largely considered to be the home 007 – including the first, Dr No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1966) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

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Paying tribute to Sir Sean, Pinewood Studios said: “We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Sir Sean Connery.

“He will always be remembered for his iconic portrayal of James Bond, amongst many others at Pinewood and Shepperton.

“He made the characters he played his own and is largely responsible for the success of the James Bond film series.

“Memories of this outstanding actor and his unforgettable embodiment of superspy James Bond will forever be cherished at Pinewood.”

Sir Sean was the first to bring the role of 007 to the big screen and he appeared in seven of the spy thrillers between 1962 and 1983.

Over a glittering, five-decade career, Sir Sean won an Oscar, two Baftas and three Golden Globes, and continued to find huge success after leaving Bond.

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He was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.

Stars including Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sir Michael Caine, and those who followed Sir Sean as 007, including Daniel Craig, George Lazenby and Pierce Brosnan, joined the world of film and beyond in remembering the late actor.

Mr Brosnan, who starred as the secret agent in four films, said each subsequent Bond looked to Sir Sean “with reverence and admiration”.

Sir Sean's wife, Micheline, told the Mail on Sunday the actor suffered from dementia.

She said: “At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.

“He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.”

South Bucks has a number of ties with 007, with Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving actor to play the womanising MI6 agent, taking up residence Amersham for a while.

He was an ex-pupil at Dr Challoner’s School and described his time living in the town in his 2008 autobiography, My word is my Bond.

He discussed his time in the town, where he moved with his mother and dog Ruff, to escape the bombing in London during the Blitz.

Sir Roger died in 2017 aged 89.