Sir Sean Connery Dies At 90 After Battle With Dementia
Iconic actor Sir Sean Connery died on Saturday in his sleep at 90. Connery was at his home, Lyford Cay, in Nassau, the Bahamas. The exact cause of Connery’s death is currently unknown, though his son Jason Connery had revealed that he had been unwell for quite some time. According to Connery’s widow Micheline, the actor had been suffering from dementia prior to his death. Connery is the third actor to have portrayed James Bond in film and pass away, with the first being David Niven in 1983 and the second being Sir Roger Moore in 2017.
Not long after Connery’s death, many celebrities went on social media to honor the Scottish actor for influencing many of them. On Twitter, Hugh Jackman stated, “I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.”
Having worked with him on films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, director George Lucas said, “Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark in cinematic history. His audiences spanned generations, each with favorite roles he played. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad. With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug. I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.“
All of the actors to have played James Bond in a movie also paid tribute to Connery, including George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, who all noted that Connery influenced them in their careers.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 31, 2020