Bond star Sean Connery is seen smiling as he poses alongside his son Jason and his partner Fiona in a poignant family photograph which has come to light following the actor’s death.
Sir Sean passed away yesterday (October 31).
He was 90 years old and had been battling dementia, it has been revealed.
His wife of 45 years, Micheline, revealed she was by his side as he gently slipped away.
Last family photo of Bond star Sean Connery
As well as a lasting film legacy, Sir Sean also leaves behind grown-up sons Jason and Stephane.
And it’s with Jason that Sir Sean is seen in one of the actor’s very last photos.
It was shared by daughter-in-law Fiona Upton and shows the Bond actor celebrating his 89th birthday.
It took place last August.
In the picture, the veteran actor appears to be in good spirits and can be seen giving a half-smile and raising his finger up into the air.
Sitting either side of him are Fiona and Jason – and the pair are smiling from ear-to-ear.
Son Jason pays tribute
Yesterday, after the actor’s death was announced, Jason paid tribute to his dad.
He said: “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.”
At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful.
Jason also said the family were “working at understanding this huge event” and hinted at the illness his father had been suffering from.
Widow Micheline confirmed today (November 1) that Sean had been suffering from dementia.
As a result, he was unable to communicate properly and, she said, left him with “no life”.
Dementia ‘took its toll’
“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. It was what he wanted,” she said.
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