Over the weekend, one of the worlds most renowned actor Sir Sean Connery sadly passed away.
Connery’s acting career spanned over decades. The scotsman was best know for his original character role as 007 in James Bond.
The whole world mourned once they heard the ninety year old passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.
His wife Micheline offers us insight into his final moments prior to his peaceful passing. She also reveals how his dementia finally “took its toll” on him.
Sean was a humble man born in Scotland in 1930. He left school at 14 and got a job as a milkman. Later in life he went on to become a huge success within the film industry.
The Scottish starred in seven of the spy thrillers and was the first actor to bring the James Bond role to our screens.
It was this role as 007 that catapulted him to international stardom.
Some of his other big films include: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Time Bandits, along with many others.
Connery also earned many awards for his acting, claiming the BAFTA in 1986 for The Name Of The Rose.
This was one of the most iconic scenes from Goldfinger.
In 2000, one of his proudest moments occurred when he was knighted by the Queen of England in Edinburgh for his services to film and drama.
Connery is survived by his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, a French-Moroccan painter, who he married in 1975. Along with his son Jason, from a previous marriage to Diane Cileto.
Micheline paid an emotional tribute to him and made reference to his health issues:
“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.”
She added: “He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss. He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man.”
Micheline remarks: “It is going to be very hard without him, I know that.
Following the announcement of his death, tributes have been paid to the star from fellow actors.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also pays tribute.
Hugh Jackman posted a tweet.
Another tribute poured in from Sam Neill.
The official James Bond Twitter Account also paid tribute to the legend.
Sir Sean will be cremated, at present it is unknown if his ashes will be brought back to Scotland.
His wife said: ‘We have not decided what to do. That is something we will talk about soon but he will be cremated in the Bahamas, which is what he wanted.’
RIP Sir Sean.