Sean Connery, known for playing James Bond from 1962 to 1983, passed away at the age of 90 in October. Now, his cause of death has been revealed.
According to a death certificate obtained by TMZ, Connery passed away in his sleep on October 31 due to respiratory failure from pneumonia, atrial fibrillation which led to heart failure, and old age.
He passed away at his home in the Bahamas. Connery's wife, Micheline Roquebrune, revealed that he died peacefully in his sleep. Connery's son, Jason Connery, said that he had been "unwell for some time" before his passing.
Connery was surrounded by "many of his family who could be in the Bahamas."
Connery became a huge star in 1962 after strring in "Dr. No." He then went on to star in 7 James Bond films - "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," "Diamonds Are Forever," and "Never Say Never Again."
Additionally, Connery starred in "The Hunt for Red October," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and "The Rock."
Connery’s career extended far beyond his time with Bond. His role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 classic “Marnie” took his career to the next level. He also took home an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Jim Malone in the 1987 mob film “The Untouchables.”
Upon his passing, celebrity tributes began to pour in immediately.
Salma Hayek wrote, "It saddens me that today the legendary Sean Connery passed away. At least he lived to be 90. My heart goes out to his close ones. May he rest in peace."
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman "idolized" Connery, calling him a legend "on screen, and off." Elizabeth Hurley chimed in with her own condolences, giving a nod to the "glorious" Sean Connery.