My Bond with a wonderful Dad
Sunday People|November 01, 2020
Jason Connery hails his movie legend father Sir Sean and leads tributes as ‘the best’ 007 dies at 90
Patrick Hill, Halina Watts and Janine Yaqoob

JAMES Bond Icon Sir Sean Connery left the world shaken and stirred yesterday as his son paid an emotional tribute to his “wonderful” dad who has died at the age of 90.

Heartbroken Jason Connery, 57, fought back tears as he spoke about his movie legend father.

He told the Sunday People: “He died peacefully in his sleep.

“We are all working at understanding this huge event, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

“Already there has been a beautiful outpouring of tributes for him and that is appreciated.”

Jason followed in his dad’s acting footsteps and starred in the Eighties hit TV series Robin of Sherwood.

Revealing his close bond with Sir Sean, he added: “It is 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.”

Sir Sean passed away surrounded by loved ones at his home in the Caribbean on Friday night.

As well as Jason – his son from his first marriage to actress Diane Cilento – he leaves second wife of 45 years Micheline and adopted son Stephane.

It is not known if he will be buried in the Caribbean or in his native Scotland, but Covid-19 will sadly rob the legend of a big public funeral. Yesterday his sister-in-law Eleanor Connery said the star’s brother Neil was heartbroken by Sir Sean’s death – and by the way coronavirus prevented him from being by the actor’s side in his final moments.

She said: “He would’ve gone but, given the times we’re in, nobody can travel anywhere for any reason.

“Jason phoned me this morning just to say Sean had died – what else can you say? He was a person to be admired and loved and we just feel it’s the end of an era.”

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