Sir Sean Connery ‘unwell for some time’ before his death10/31/2020
Sir Sean Connery was ‘unwell for some time’ before he died, aged 90.
The James Bond legend’s death was confirmed by his family – with tributes pouring in from around the showbiz world.
His son, Jason Connery, has told the BBC he was surrounded by his loved ones as he died peacefully, while in the Bahamas.
Jason said the late star ‘had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him’ when he died.
‘We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time,’ he said.
‘A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.’
Following the sad news, Nicola Sturgeon was among those honouring the actor on social media.
The First Minister of Scotland said: ‘I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons.
‘Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world’s most accomplished actors.
‘Sean will be remembered best as James Bond – the classic 007 – but his roles were many and varied. He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot – his towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament and in 1999 showed his love for the country of his birth.
‘He was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude.
‘It was a privilege to have known Sean. When I last spoke to him it was clear even then that his health was failing – but the voice, the spirit and the passion that we all loved so well were still there.
‘I will miss him. Scotland will miss him. The world will miss him.
‘My thoughts and condolences are with Micheline, his sons Jason and Stefan, his brother Neil and all the family.’
James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also shared a joint statement on the news.
Sir Sean is survived by his wife Micheline Roquebrune, who he married in 1975, and son Jason.
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