Harrison Ford has paid tribute to Sir Sean Connery.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

The 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' star has remembered his late friend and co-star, who passed away at the age of 90 last week.

He said in a statement: "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 side car 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."

It comes after Sean's widow Micheline revealed he died peacefully in his sleep as he wished.

Speaking about his last few months, the painter said: "It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly. 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.

"He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man. It is going to be very hard without him, I know that. But it could not last for ever and he went peacefully."

Since the news of his death broke, multiple tributes have poured in for Sean.

A statement released by James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson read: "We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words - ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ - he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him."