11 nov 2020 12:13 GMT
The popular Scottish actor passed away on October 31 at the age of 90 at his home in the Bahamas.
The painter Michaeline Rokbrune, widow of actor Sean Connery, has assured that her husband’s last wish before he passed away was for them to scatter his ashes in the Bahamas and in his native Scotland, as revealed this Sunday to The Scottish Mail, local media report .
“We’re taking Sean back to Scotland, it was his dying wish,” Rokbrune explained. “He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland,” specifying that his family would like to comply with his last will as soon as restrictions due to the coronavirus allow.
“A global Scotsman”
The woman, who was married to Connery for 45 years, explained that they want to organize a memorial mass in his honor in Scotland and indicated that they will keep his ashes until he can travel.
Jackie Stewart, a racing driver and close friend of Connery, declared that “there was no one more Scottish than Sean”, something that, he stressed, never changed. “Scotland was in his heart, at home. He was mostly a Scotsman, but a global Scotsman, “he added.
After fighting the last years of his life against dementia, Connery died on October 31 at the age of 90 while sleeping at his home in Lyford Cay (New Providence, the Bahamas).
The legacy of ‘James Bond’
Winner of numerous accolades, including an Oscar, two Bafta Awards and three Golden Globes, Connery rose to world fame in the 1960s as the first James Bond in the popular 007 film series.
During his artistic career, which lasted for decades, he worked with such distinguished directors as Alfred Hitchcock in ‘Marnie, the thief’ (1964) and starred in great commercial successes such as ‘The Name of the Rose’ (1986), ‘The Untouchables’ (1987), ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ (1989), ‘Russia House’ (1990), ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990 ) or ‘La Roca’ (1996).
The actor was a fervent supporter of Scottish independence and had the phrase ‘Scotland Forever’ tattooed on one arm. Queen Elizabeth II even bestowed the knighthood on Connery in 2000, which was beloved in Scotland and across the UK.
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