Sean Connery died of pneumonia and outdated age, his loss of life certificates has confirmed.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The certificates, obtained by TMZ, cited “pneumonia, respiratory failure and outdated age” as the explanations for his loss of life, additionally referencing atrial fibrillation, a coronary heart situation that may result in coronary heart failure and strokes.
Within the days following his loss of life, 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 mentioned. “It took its toll on him. He was not in a position to specific himself latterly”. Roquebrune added that Connery then “acquired his ultimate want to slip away with none fuss.”
“A minimum of he died in his sleep and it was simply so peaceable,” she mentioned. “I used to be with him on a regular basis and he simply slipped away. It was what he wished.”
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 at all times be remembered as the unique James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema historical past started when he introduced these unforgettable phrases…
“The identify’s Bond… James Bond” — he revolutionised the world together with his gritty and witty portrayal of the attractive and charismatic undercover agent. He’s undoubtedly largely answerable for the success of the movie sequence and we will be perpetually grateful to him.”
An NME obituary for Connery described the actor as a “larger-than-life movie legend who transcended his largest function,” including that “his display screen work positioned Connery amongst cinema’s most revered immortals”.