Sean Connery's cause of death revealed

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Sean Connery’s cause of death has been revealed one month after the James Bond actor passed away in at his home in the Bahamas on Oct 31.

The Scottish star reportedly died as a result of respiratory failure, pneumonia, old age and atrial fibrillation, according to the death certificate obtained and published by TMZ.

sean connery as james bond
Sean Connery's cause of death has been revealed. Photo: Getty

The news of his death was confirmed by his wife and two sons, who said the 90-year-old “died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family”.

Shortly after his death, Connery’s widow Micheline Roquebrune then also revealed her Oscar-winning husband had suffered from dementia toward the end of his life.

“It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly,” she told the MailOnline.

“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 had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.”

Sir Sean Connery at the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
Sean Connery, who played James Bond, died at age 90. Photo: AP

Sean Connery’s son, Jason also confirmed to the BBC that his father had been “unwell for some time.”

Micheline has since disclosed that Connery’s ashes will be scattered in both the Bahamas and his home country of Scotland, once coronavirus restrictions make travel possible.

“We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland — that was his final wish,” she shared.

The Scottish actor was the first to play British agent 007 in 1962 in ‘Dr. No’. He went on to appear in six more films for the franchise.

During his decades-long career, Connery won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

The Registrar General’s department of the Bahamas, which issued the certificate, did not immediately respond to Yahoo’s request for comment.

Additional reporting by Erin Donnelly.

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