Published Nov 30, 2020Just shy of a full month since the passing of Sean Connery, the actor's cause of death has been revealed.
As TMZ reports, Connery's death certificate indicates he died from respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia, old age and atrial fibrillation — an irregular heart rate that can lead to heart failure, poor blood flow and more pulmonary complications.
The document shows that Connery passed away October 31 at his home in the Bahamas. The actor was 90. Connery's widow, Micheline Roquebrune, told The Daily Mail earlier this month that the family planned to scatter his ashes in his home country of Scotland as "his final wish."
Connery is best known for playing James Bond in seven 007 films between 1962 and 1983. His credits also include roles in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Dragonheart, The Rock, Finding Forrester and more.
For his work on-screen, Connery captured an Academy Award, three Golden Globes and two BAFTA Awards. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999 and was knighted in 2000.