Tuesday, November 03, 2020
The death of Sean Connery causes consternation worldwide. For many fans, the Scot is remembered as the best Bond actor. An equally great acting colleague will remember Connery differently: as a co-driver on daring chases.
Hollywood actor Harrison Ford mourns the loss of his famous Indiana Jones father, Sean Connery. Ford spoke up two days after the Bond star died at the age of 90. “My God, we had fun,” said Ford, looking back on the making of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) in a statement published by Variety. In the third part of the adventure saga, Connery played the father of the adventurous archaeologist Henry Jones Junior (Ford). It was a real pleasure to drive Connery in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle over bumpy, winding mountain roads, Ford recalled of a shooting scene. “Rest in peace, dear friend,” added the actor.
“Indiana Jones” creator George Lucas is grateful that he was “very lucky” to work with Connery. As Indy’s father, the actor will always have a special place in his heart, wrote Lucas on the Lucasfilm website. The Scottish actor died on Saturday in the Bahamas with family members.
“Without him it will be very difficult, I know that. But it couldn’t last forever, and he left peacefully,” said Micheline Roquebrune, the Scots widow, in an interview with the Daily Mail. Connery died in her sleep while she was lying next to him. “It was just so peaceful. I was with him the whole time and he just left – it was what he wanted,” said the widow. At the same time, Roquebrune confirmed that Connery had suffered from dementia before his death. “It wasn’t a life for him, he couldn’t really communicate in the end.” The death of the James Bond legend caused great grief worldwide.