Sean Connery, an actor as renown for his temper as his talent, has passed away at the age of 90. The internet has been flooded with condolences and controversy over his legacy since the news broke on Saturday.
Regardless of how you felt about Connery as an actor or a personality, it's impossible to deny that he spawned some of the best, worst, and best-worst impressions from comedians far and wide.
Almost everybody does a Connery impression. Most of them involve slurred pronunciation and a bad attitude.
But almost nobody has done Connery's signature "slur-itude" to as much critical acclaim and fanfare as SNL alum Darrell Hammond.
Hammond took a moment to offer kind words and laughter in response to the actors passing.
Sorry to hear of the passing of #SeanConnery, my condolences to his family. Always loved doing my silly impressions… https://t.co/BoJlwXsrGD— Darrell Hammond (@Darrell Hammond)1604163080.0
Twitter had a good laugh at Hammond's work.
@jackson_withrow @DarrellCHammond Right. He was just out to get Trebek.— Donna Conrad (@Donna Conrad)1604251739.0
@DarrellCHammond Your Connery was epic brother. Much better than mine https://t.co/aOvujGb1gj— Brian Scott McFadden (@Brian Scott McFadden)1604165933.0
@DarrellCHammond Thank you for sharing this. I always enjoyed and loved your impressions of Sir Sean whenever the C… https://t.co/URfAeAzOUE— Michael T. C. (@Michael T. C.)1604209412.0
@ChristianEJoh22 @DarrellCHammond I was thinking about that today, too! Make it a sweet homage.— It's 4:20 Somewhere (@It's 4:20 Somewhere)1604204982.0
@DarrellCHammond You were the second best Connery besides Sean himself. My late best friend and I were huge fans of your impression. ❤️— Stephen Sandoz (@Stephen Sandoz)1604164155.0
And gave a nod to the man who inspired the laughs.
@DarrellCHammond May he live in our hearts and likely haunt Alex Trebek's dreams— Freddy Richards (@Freddy Richards)1604165029.0
@DarrellCHammond Great stuff! RIP Sean Connery - THE James Bond #007— P-Nut (@P-Nut)1604247012.0
@DarrellCHammond Always loved your impression of sean connery. And may mr. Connery rest in peace I was a big fan of his work.— Wheelhouse (@Wheelhouse)1604209723.0
Our condolences to Connery's friends, family, and fans.