Actor Sean Connery, known for his iconic role as James Bond, died from pneumonia.
Connery specifically died from respiratory failure due to the pneumonia while he was sleeping, according to the death certificate published Sunday by TMZ. The death certificate also listed atrial fibrillation, heart failure and other complications, the outlet reported.
Sean Connery’s official cause of death revealed after the late James Bond star’s family confirmed the news https://t.co/pGc492rltv
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“He died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family,” a representative for the family said at the time. (RELATED: Sean Connery’s Original James Bond Gun To Hit Auction Block For A High Price)
Connery was the first James Bond and began working in the film series back in 1962 with “Dr. No.” Other notable roles included “The Untouchables,” “The Rock” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”
Connery grabbed his first acting role in 1954 with “Lilacs In The Spring.” His first big role came in 1957 with “Blood Money.”
Connery starred in six other James Bond films including “From Russia with Love,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “You Only Live Twice,” “Diamonds are Forever” and “Never Say Never Again.”
Connery won an Oscar for Supporting Actor for his role in “The Untouchables.” He also won multiple Golden Globes throughout his career and two British Academy Film Awards.