The Scottish actor, who turned 90 in August, died in his sleep in the Bahamas, according to a family announcement. Lately, his health had deteriorated.
“At least he died in his sleep, very peacefully. I was with him all the time and he just died. It was what he wanted,” said French painter Micheline Roquebrune, Sean’s second wife. Connery.
The two married in 1975.
She revealed that Sean Connery was suffering from dementia, “and this has really had a negative effect on him.” “He couldn’t even express himself lately, that wasn’t life for him.” The Sun.
“He was a great man and we had a wonderful life together. It will be very difficult without him, I know. But he couldn’t hold on indefinitely, and he left peacefully,” Roquebrune added.
Micheline Roquebrune and Sean Connery PHOTO Martina Salvi / Shutterstock
Sean Connery died surrounded by family in Nassau, Bahamas. He had not been well “for some time,” his son Jason Connery told the BBC.
Sean Connery’s widow also published a photo in which she appears with the actor, on the 45th anniversary of their marriage. The photo was taken on May 6, 2020.
Micheline Roquebrune and Sean Connery, last picture together PHOTO The Sun.
In his personal life, Sean Connery remained a controversial man. Marriage to Australian actress Diane Cilento, which began in 1962, ended in 1975, with Connery accused of “violent behavior” and infidelity. The two had a son, Jason Connery, born in 1963.
Sean Connery then had an affair with Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Magda Konopka and Carole Mallory. He married actress Micheline Roquebrune in 1975, and the marriage lasted despite reports of his relationship with Lynsey de Paul in the 1980s.
With this second marriage, Sean Connery has three stepchildren.
Connery scandalized public opinion with his views that women deserve, from time to time, “a slap” from men.
The Scotsman said that women should be hit with an open palm, not with their fingers clenched. “It depends on the circumstances,” the actor said in an interview, in which he maintained his point of view.
Pierce Brosnan, the fifth actor to play James Bond, paid tribute to Sean Connery.
“Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond when I was a child and as a man who became James Bond himself. You have left a strong imprint of cinematic splendor that will last. You have shown us the new way, to those who have followed your emblematic steps. Each man in turn looks at you with respect and admiration as we move forward with our own interpretations of the role. You have been loved by the world and will be missed. “
Daniel Craig, the star of the latest five films in the franchise, also called him “one of the true giants of cinema”: “Sir Sean Connery has defined an era and a style. He helped create the modern blockbuster. It will continue to influence actors and filmmakers alike in the years to come. “