Sean Connery died of pneumonia and previous age, his dying certificates has confirmed.
The 90-year-old Connery died overnight on Friday October 30 in the Bahamas, his household confirmed.
The certificates, obtained by TMZ, cited “pneumonia, respiratory failure and previous age” as the explanations for his dying, additionally referencing atrial fibrillation, a coronary heart situation that may result in coronary heart failure and strokes.
Within the days following his dying, Connery’s spouse, the 91-year-old French-Moroccan artist Micheline Roquebrune, additionally revealed that Connery was battling dementia.
“It was no life for him,” she stated. “It took its toll on him. He was not capable of categorical himself latterly”. Roquebrune added that Connery then “acquired his ultimate want to slip away with none fuss.”
“At the very least he died in his sleep and it was simply so peaceable,” she stated. “I used to be with him on a regular basis and he simply slipped away. It was what he needed.”
Sean Connery in ‘Goldfinger’. Credit score: Bettmann / Getty
James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli shared a joint assertion on the franchise’s official Twitter account, writing: “We’re devastated by the information of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was and shall all the time be remembered as the unique James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema historical past started when he introduced these unforgettable phrases…
“The title’s Bond… James Bond” — he revolutionised the world along with his gritty and witty portrayal of the attractive and charismatic undercover agent. He’s undoubtedly largely answerable for the success of the movie collection and we will be endlessly grateful to him.”
An NME obituary for Connery described the actor as a “larger-than-life movie legend who transcended his largest position,” including that “his display screen work positioned Connery amongst cinema’s most revered immortals”.