The ultimate "James Bond" star's widow Micheline Roquebrune has spoken about his last days and what exactly it was that took his life. The iconic actor Sean Connery had been suffering through dementia.
Sean Connery's Battle With Dementia
Micheline Roquebrune, Sean Connery's wife since 1975 told Mail on Sunday that her husband who passed away on Saturday had been living with dementia. She explained, "It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly. 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."
According to his 91-year-old widow, "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." Their marriage lasted all these years even continuing after Sean's public 7-month affair with pop star Lynsey De Paul.
Sean had even dedicated his 1980 Oscar win to her and joked, "In winning this award, it creates a certain dilemma because I had decided that if I had the good fortune to win, I would give it to my wife, who deserves it. But this evening, I discovered backstage that they're worth $15,000 and now I am not so sure. Micheline, I am only kidding. It's yours."
The quick-witted actor famously responded to his People "Sexiest Man Alive" win with: "Well, there aren't many sexy dead men, are there?" His death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with countless A-listers who have worked with him or admired him sharing their stories and tributes to the great man.
Both "James Bond's" Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have posted their tributes to the man who's torch they carried. Even Richard Moore, the actual head of MI6 tweeted, "My favorite Bond. No question. So sorry he's gone. #SeanConneryRIP."