Sir Sean Connery's ashes to be scattered in Scotland as 'final wish'

James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery’s ashes will be scattered in Scotland after his sad death on October 31.

The iconic actor – who died at his home in the Bahamas last month aged 90 – had told his loved ones to split his remains between the island and his home nation.

Speaking to the Scottish Mail on Sunday, his widow Micheline Roquebrune said: ‘We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland – that was his final wish. He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland.’

Micheline, 91, revealed the family are hoping to hold a memorial in Scotland, and they will ‘return’ with him once the coronavirus restrictions allow them to do so.

She added: ‘Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, then it is the family’s intention to return to Scotland with him.

‘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.’

Micheline – who was married to the 007 legend for 45 years – confirmed he would be cremated in a private service on the Caribbean island.

His ashes will be kept safe until travel is possible, as she noted: ‘We do not know when this will be possible.’

Meanwhile, his devastated fans are petitioning to rename Edinburgh Airport after Sir Sean, who was famed for being the first man to play 007 in the James Bond movies.

He starred in Dr No, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger and Never Say Never Again between 1962 and 1983.

His admirers are now rallying around to honour his memory and one, Andrew Morton, has started a campaign to have Edinburgh Airport named after the Scottish star.

Morton writes: ‘Liverpool has John Lennon airport, Belfast has George Best airport and with the death of one of her most famous sons Edinburgh should have a Sir Sean Connery airport.’

Over 2,300 people have signed the petition, which now has a target of 2,500 after beating its original goal of 1,000 signatures.

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