His son, Jason Connery, had stated in an announcement, “A tragic day for all who knew and liked my dad and a tragic loss for all individuals world wide who loved the great present he had as an actor.”
“Sorry to listen to of the passing of #SeanConnery, my condolences to his household,” Hammond wrote on Twitter, alongside a video of him impersonating the Scottish Oscar winner on a 1999 episode of SNL.
The present alum performed Connery a number of instances on the NBC late-night comedy collection within the ’90s and ’00s, showing alongside Will Ferrell‘s Alex Trebek in a Superstar Jeopardy! recurring sketch. Hammond’s character at all times sparred with the sport present host by making inappropriate jokes about him and his mom and messing up the titles of Jeopardy! classes. He reprised the function on SNL‘s 40th anniversary special in 2015.
“At all times liked doing my foolish impressions of him on SNL, and I heard he as soon as spoke extremely of me on The Tonight Present,” Hammond wrote on Instagram. “Thanks for making me look higher than I’m man, RIP ‘Mr Connery you put on me out!’ ‘You did not say that final night time once I was pumping moo goo gai pan throughout your tonsils!’ #SeanConnery #RIPSeanConnery #SNL #SaturdayNightLive.”