The entertainment world was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of beloved James Bond actor Sean Connery at the age of 90. The late actor’s widow, Micheline Roquebrune, spoke with news outlet the Daily Mail and revealed that Connery had been suffering from dementia in the last few months leading up to his passing.
“He had dementia and it took its toll on him,” Roquebrune explained. “He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.”
Roquebrune also went on to say, “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 forever and he went peacefully.”
The news of Connery’s passing was confirmed on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and his rep revealed that Connery passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family including Roquebrune and his sons Jason and Stephane.
Connery was living in the Bahamas at the time of his passing and the family reveals that a private ceremony will take place followed by a memorial after the coronavirus pandemic has come to an end.
Connery was an international star, having earned an Academy Award, multiple Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille and Henrietta awards as well as two British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards.
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