Just one month ago, news emerged that acting legend, Sir Sean Connery, had tragically passed away aged 90.
Now, Connery’s cause of death has finally been confirmed.
The Scottish actor was best known for playing James Bond, and being the first to bring the role to the big screen.
In total Connery appeared in seven of the spy thrillers.
The original big-screen James Bond, Sir Sean Connery, has passed away at the age of 90. Among countless other roles, Connery played 007 in seven classic films for a span of over 20 years. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/but15QgyF1— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) October 31, 2020
Connery starred in Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967).
Later on he returned to the role, starring as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
Connery is widely regarded as the greatest ever James Bond – however he also starred in numerous other films, such as The Untouchables, for which he received an Academy Award.
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed. pic.twitter.com/VaFPHCM5Ou— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
And in 2000, on the ‘proudest day’ of his life, Connery was awarded a knighthood, becoming Sir Sean Connery.
Following a lengthy period of ill-health, Connery passed away in his sleep in the Bahamas.
His wife of many years, the French-Moroccan artist, Micheline Roquebrune, spoke out following her husband’s death, revealing the heartbreaking details of his death.
Sean Connery’s widow, Micheline Roquebrune age 91, said— Hollywood Horror Museum🎃 (@horrormuseum) November 1, 2020
“He had dementia. It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly. At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.” pic.twitter.com/8KI69f9oOw
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 for ever and he went peacefully.
It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly. At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.
He got his final wish. He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.
And now Connery’s cause of death has finally been confirmed.
TMZ obtained his death certificate which cites Connery died from respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia, old age and atrial fibrillation … an irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
Rest in peace.