“This had really negative effects on him,” said Micheline Roquebrune, with whom he had been married for 45 years.
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Actor Sean Connery (EFE)
Scottish actor Sean Connery, who died at the age of 90 on Saturday, suffered from dementia and died “in peace,” according to his wife , quoted by the tabloid The Mail on Sunday on Sunday.
“ At least he died in his sleep and it was quiet. I was with him the whole time and it just went off. It's what he wanted, ”said Micheline Roquebrune, a French painter whom the legendary 007 actor married in a second marriage in 1975.
” He suffered from dementia and this had really negative effects on him, ” he revealed. “It was no longer life. He was not able to express himself, “he said of Connery's last days.
The couple, in one of the last released photos of the actor
“It was magnificent and we had a wonderful life together,” Roquebrune also confessed. “It will be very difficult without him, I know. But this could not last forever and he left in peace, “he added.
Sean Connery died Saturday surrounded by his family in Nassau, in the Bahamas. ” He was not well for a while, ” his son Jason Connery told the BBC .
The Scottish interpreter was the first actor to wear the James Bond suit, in “The Satanic Dr. No” in 1962.
Connery was one of the most recognizable faces on the big screen since he played the most famous secret agent in history six times in the 1960s and 1970s. That role, and the rogue magnetism with which he played it, positioned the actor as one of the most desired men in the world and as one of the great icons of masculinity in the second half of the 20th century.
During his five-decade career, Sean Connery won an Oscar, two Baftas and three Golden Globes. His burial will be private, his family announced, which plans a commemorative ceremony when the covid-19 pandemic passes.
The son of a truck driver and a cleaner, Connery, dropped out of school early. At age 16, he joined the Navy and when he returned to civilian life, he worked as a swimming teacher, bricklayer, truck driver, coal delivery man, bodyguard, and coffin polisher.
He also devoted himself to bodybuilding, before embarking on an acting career for which he will forever remain in the annals of the silver screen.
Very involved in the Scottish independence cause, he took advantage of moments such as the ceremony in which Queen Elizabeth made him a knight, in which he appeared with a Scottish skirt, to claim his origins.
He retired from acting in 2006 and from public life in 2011, to enjoy a golden retirement in the Bahamas. However, his state of health increasingly prevented him from traveling. Even when the Spanish justice summoned him to testify in the framework of an investigation for urban corruption that involved one of his old properties in the Andalusian city of Marbella.
(With information from AFP and EFE)