Sean Connery: Star died from 'respiratory failure' due to pneumonia - condition explained

by 24britishtvJune 19, 2022, 5 p.m. 16
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Losing the actor was a shock for those around him despite them knowing that the star's health had deteriorated. He died while sleeping at his home in the Bahamas in October 2020, according to his widow Micheline Roquebrune.

Sean Connery, who died at 90, hit international fame for his role as James Bond in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. His most notorious bond films include Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, and Goldfinger.

Connery’s son, Jason, told the BBC around his time of death: “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.”

Initially, the cause of death wasn’t announced but a death certificate obtained by the publication TMZ revealed some additional details.

It showed he died from respiratory failure caused by pneumonia, old age, and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat, which has been found to increase the risk of lung issues).

Roquebrune, Connery's widow, also later shared with the Mail on Sunday in November 2020 how the actor had also been suffering from Dementia, which she said: “took its toll on him”.

She said: "It was no life for him.

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

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