Sean Connery’s wife, Micheline Roquebrune, spoke about the late days of her late husband.
In an interview with Mail on Sunday, the artist revealed that James Bond actor, who passed away on saturday, was battling dementia.
“It was not life for him,” she said. “It affected him. He hasn’t been able to express himself lately. At least he died in his sleep and he was so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.”
Connery died while in the Bahamas. In a statement, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said that Connery “was and will always be remembered as the original James Bond, whose indelible entry into film history began when he announced those unforgettable words, ‘The name it’s Bond … James Bond. ‘
“He revolutionized the world with his brave and witty portrait of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we will be forever grateful to him.”
Connery leaves Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975; his son with ex-wife Diane Cilento, actor Jason Connery; and a grandson from Jason’s wedding to actress Mia Sara.
O Bond The star was married to Australian actress Cilento in 1962. The couple divorced in 1973 and Cilento died in 2011.
According to his family, there will be a “private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned when the virus ends”.
Several actors who played the role of James Bond they were among the first to share their tributes to Connery. Current Bond Star Daniel Craig said: “He defined an era and a style. The intelligence and charm he portrayed on the screen can be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster … Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course . “
Meanwhile, Pierce Brosnan, who played Bond from 1995-2005, named Connery the “greatest James Bond”.
“You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live forever,” he wrote via Instagram. “You paved the way for all of us who followed your iconic steps. Each man, in turn, looked at you with awe and admiration as we moved forward with our own interpretations of the role.”
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