‘James Bond’ Star Sean Connery’s Widow Reveals Late Husband’s ‘Final Wish’

by Jennifer Shea

The late “James Bond” star Sean Connery had one final wish: to have his ashes scattered in Scotland.

The actor died on Halloween at his home in the Bahamas. He was 90 years old.

Sean Connery Returns to Scotland

Connery’s widow, Micheline Roquebrune, 91, told the Scottish Mail on Sunday that she is transporting Connery back home to Scotland, as per his request.

“We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland – that was his final wish,” Roquebrune said. “He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland.”

Connery’s family is hoping to scatter his ashes as soon as possible given coronavirus restrictions.

“Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, then it is the family’s intention to return to Scotland with him,” Roquebrune added. “We would like to organize a memorial service for him in Scotland – that is our hope. But we cannot say when this will happen exactly.”

Connery and Roquebrune had been married for 45 years, ET Canada reported. Roquebrune was present with Connery when he died in his sleep at home. 

A Globetrotting Life

Connery’s son Jason, 57, told the BBC that Connery had been close to members of his family who could be in the Bahamas at the time.

“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,” he said. “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.” 

Connery was proud of his Scottish heritage, as he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connery was the son of a long-distance truck driver and a domestic worker, the Associated Press reported. 

Early in his career, he dropped his first name, Thomas, so that “Sean Connery” would fit on a theater marquee. By the end of his career, he was living a tax-free life in the Bahamas. But Connery remained devoted to Scotland and to the cause of Scottish independence right up until the end.