The name is Bond, James Bond
We all have heard and practiced this dialogue countless times but still never were able to be perfection like Sean Connery.
Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90 years peacefully in his sleep. He was not fine for some time and he was also suffering from Dementia.
Sean Connery who is from Scotland and advocated Scotland's independence throughout his life is a famous Scottish who has appeared as the first-ever James Bond on screen and brought this character to life and fame with his charisma and personality.
Sean Connery appeared as James Bond in seven sequels of James bond that gained fame worldwide namely:
- Dr. No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Never Say Never Again (1983).
Though the world remembers him as James Bond majorly, but Sean has appeared in many different movies and acted wonderfully in many different characters that were always admired. Other than James Bond sequels, Sean Connery appeared in other movies like The Rock, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Hunt for Red October.
Other than winning many awards like Academy Awards & Oscar, Mr. Connery was also knighted by the queen which he deemed as the Proudest day of his life.
Mr. Connery was suffering from dementia and he was not feeling fine from sometime before his death. He had turned 90 in August this year.
Describing his last moments his son said that he was unwell for some time. Talking about his health his widow Micheline Roquebrune talked about his final days and said:
“It was no life for him."
Further talking about his dementia, she said:
“It took its toll on him,” she said. “He was not able to express himself latterly.”
Micheline Roquebrune also told sources that Sean always wanted to die peacefully.
“He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.”
Explaining his final moments she added:
“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.”
Sean Connery's son adding to the news of his father's death said:
"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. A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."
The sudden demise of the celebrity has fans and other celebrities in tears and many celebrities have come outpouring their love and thoughts for Sean Connery.
Daniel Craig paying tribute to Sean said:
"He was one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones."
Knowing his love for golf, Craig added:
"Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course."
Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed their feelings and said:
"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 'the name's Bond... James Bond'.
"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."
director George Lucas expressed his love for Sean and said:
"He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy's dad. With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug."
"I'm thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family."
Sean who is also voted as Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure was loved dearly in his country. On his demise, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
"I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best-loved sons."
Sam Oneil also came forward and wrote down his feelings for the actor and said:
Hugh Jackman also expressed his feelings for Sean Connery & said:
"I grew up idolizing Sean Connery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace."
Like the celebrities whose responses have been mentioned above, there are numerous other celebrities around the globe that are paying their regards and tributes to the legend, Sean Connery.
There has been no confirmation about his burial and memorial services but based on his Publicist his burial will be followed by a memorial that will be announced once the Corona Virus Pandemic conditions will be relaxed.