Harrison Ford and Michael Bay say goodbye to Sean Connery and his widow reveals that he died fulfilling his last wish
Sean Connery He passed away this past October 31 at the age of 90. An irreparable loss for lovers of the seventh art, but obviously much more painful for Micheline Roquebrune, to whom he was married since 1975. Now, the French painter has broken her silence on the death of the legendary Scottish actor.
Roquebrune, 91 years old, has made a brief message in Daily Mail, where he has revealed that the interpreter seen in tapes as ‘From Russia with love’ or ‘The man who could reign’ suffered from dementia and who died fulfilling his last wish:
It was not life for him. He wasn’t able to express himself lately. At least he died in his sleep and it was very quiet. I was with him the whole time and he just shut down. It was what he wanted, he had dementia and it wreaked havoc. His last wish to shut down was fulfilled without any fuss.
It’s still a shame that Connery died, but under the circumstances he was at least able to leave this world as he wished and painlessly.
Michael Bay and Harrison Ford mourn the death of Ford Connery
Many Hollywood personalities have wanted to pay tribute to the actor after hearing the news of his death, but due to his importance we wanted to highlight those of Harrison ford, who gave life to the son of fiction in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, and Michael Bay, who directed the interpreter in ‘La Roca’. Let’s start with Ford’s heartfelt farewell:
It was my father, not in real life, in Indiana Jones 3. You don’t know what pleasure is until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the sidecar of a motorcycle tumbling down a crowded mountain trail of bumps, curves and you watch him squirm. God, what fun we had. If it’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend.
For his part, Bay, in addition to saying that he was a legend and that he taught him a lot, highlighted the great help Connery gave him while making what was his second film, especially when he had exceeded both the budget and the filming time approved by Disney. The actor agreed to accompany Bay in a meeting with the studio executives that the director summarizes as follows:
He says ‘are you okay?’ And I, ‘No, the Disney guys have come to kick my a*s for being two days late in filming.’ Sean says ‘do you want me to help you?’ Cut to: We are dining with the Disney executives in a third grade class, sitting on dwarf tables and chairs. We looked giant. Announcement that Mr. Connery would like to come by and say hi. Sean appears and sits across from the gaping executives. In classic Sean Connery style, he yells in his Scottish accent “This kid is doing a good job, you guys are living in your f*****g Disney Ivory Tower and we need more f*****g money!” Without thinking, they replied “Okay, how much more?”
After ‘The Rock’, Connery would only shoot five more live-action films before retiring of the performance after the premiere of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’.