MX23RW : Monday, November 16 10:06:52| >> :600:1112042:1112042:

Jason Connery confirms father Sean Connery had "been unwell for some time"

Jason Connery confirms father Sean Connery had
© Reuters
The son of Sean Connery confirms that the acting legend had been "unwell for some time" prior to his death at the age of 90.

Jason Connery has given a statement following the death of his father Sean Connery overnight in the Bahamas.

Earlier today it was confirmed that the acting legend - best known for playing James Bond - had passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90.

Speaking to BBC News, Connery's actor son Jason, 57, revealed that his dad "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died.

He added: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

"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."

The family have not disclosed Connery's cause of death or the nature of his long-term illness.


Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about Sean Connery

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Sean Connery pictured in June 2010
Read Next:
James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery dies, aged 90
Latest Entertainment Video

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Monday, November 16

E! People's Choice Awards: E!, from midnight; repeated from 7pm
Red carpet followed by full, live coverage of the People's Choice Awards, hosted by Demi Lovato with performers including "the Biebz"

Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat: BBC Two, 8pm
This week's menu includes a chicken sandwich and French toast spiked with rum

Coronation Street: ITV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
After the court's devastating verdict, Leanne does her best to get Steve to change his mind
Media Mole's Spotify playlist