Sean Connery passed away peacefully and “without hassle” on Saturday. His widow Micheline Roquebrune told Saturday Daily Mail that this is exactly what the 90-year-old actor wanted.
“He was struggling with dementia and it took its toll,” said Roquebrune, who was married to Connery for 45 years. “His last wish to go without hassle has been fulfilled.”
According to the 91-year-old artist, the last few years have not been easy for her Connery. “It wasn’t life for him. He couldn’t express himself at the end. Luckily he died in his sleep and it was very peaceful. I was with him the whole time and he was just suddenly gone. It was something. he wanted.”
Roquebrune is going to miss her husband enormously. “It’s going to be tough without him, I know. But it couldn’t go on forever, and he’s passed away peacefully.”
The Scottish Connery was one of the most famous actors in the world for more than half a century. His breakthrough came in 1962 thanks to the first Bond film, Dr. No..
He played the secret agent six times and came back in 1983 as ‘007’ Never Say Never Again, an unofficial Bond film from a competing film company.
In his long acting career, which spanned more than 40 years, he won an Oscar, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for his performance as an Irish cop in The Untouchables. In 1999, he was voted best European actor at the European Film Festival in Berlin for his role in Entrapment. In the same year, the actor was knighted.