Turning attention to his usual roles onscreen, she added: “You played a villain on some of your movies but for me you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also.
“A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find. One of the best actor in Hollywood a Legend.”
The statement concluded: “Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you everyday, my best friend, my rock.”
He played two roles in the 1973 spy franchise, playing Caribbean dictator Dr. Kananga as well as his drug pushing alter ego Mr. Big; a dual portrayal which has been recognised and applauded many times throughout the years.