The final photo of Sean Connery taken before his death has been pulling at fan’s heartstrings…
The acting legend tragically passed away at the age of ninety.
The final photo taken of the acting legend and his wife has emerged, and it’s breaking people’s hearts.
Connery came from humble beginnings before making a huge name for himself in the film industry.
And he was the first actor to bring the role to the big screen, appearing in 7 of the spy thrillers in total.
Well to be precise, Connery starred in Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967).
And starred again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
However, he was far more than just 007 – starring in a plethora of critically acclaimed films.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Time Bandits, amongst many many more.
Such as a BAFTA award for his performance in 1986’s The Name of the Rose as well as an Academy Award.
For his performance as a hardy Irish-American police officer in 1987’s The Untouchables.
In 2000, he was knighted by the Queen in Edinburgh for his services to film and drama.
Connery described the moment as the “proudest day of [his] life.”
Despite the Academy Award and a Knighthood, Connery was also voted several times as “The Greatest Living Scot” and “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure.”
One fan wrote:
“When I was a student in Edinburgh in the early 80s, we rented a flat in Marchmont. The old lady who owned it told us very proudly that Sean Connery used to be her milkman when he was a young lad. A Scottish icon then & now. Goodbye, Mr Bond.”
“Damn you, Sean Connery…I was not planning on crying this morning. Rest in Peace.”
“The Name’s Bond… James Bond
first person to say that iconic dialogue….!!!
“RIP Sir Sean Connery you only live twice they say
But you live forever in our hearts.”
In a series of tweets, they wrote:
“Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed.”
Taking to Twitter, they wrote:
“We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words.”
“He revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”
Jurassic Park actor, Sam Neill wrote:
“Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power – that was utterly unique to Sean. RIP that great man, that great actor.”
The Greatest Showman actor, Hugh Jackman, also tweeted.
“I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.”
“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema.
“Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.”
“He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”
According to the BBC, Sir Sean Connery passed away in his sleep in the Bahamas just over a month after celebrating his ninetieth birthday.
Connery is survived by his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, a French-Moroccan painter, who he married in 1975, as well as his son, Jason, from a previous marriage to Diane Cileto.
His wife of many years, Micheline Roquebrune, has since spoken out following her husband’s death, revealing the heartbreaking details of his death.
“He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man. It is going to be very hard without him, I know that. But it could not last forever and he went peacefully.”
Micheline continued, saying:
“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. 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.”
Just like most of the world, Connery’s funeral has to wait until the situation with COVID improves.
In the snap, the late actor can be seen clasping his wife’s hand – and has left many fans teary-eyed.
Rest in Peace, Sean.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this hard time.
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