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Sean Connery’s younger brother dies at age 82, seven months after James Bond actor’s death

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Sean Connery’s younger brother, Neil Connery, has died at age 82.Multiple outlets are reporting Neil died following a long illness on May 11, only seven months after the James Bond star passed.His death was first shared on Facebook by a close friend St…

Sean Connery's younger brother, Neil Connery, has died at age 82.

Multiple outlets are reporting Neil died following a long illness on May 11, only seven months after the James Bond star passed.

His death was first shared on Facebook by a close friend Steve Begg, who wrote, "He looked and sounded like his big bro so going out with him was always interesting to say the least. Mish you Neil."

Actor Neil Connery, the brother of James Bond star Sean Connery, poses with actresses Lois Maxwell (left) and Daniela Bianchi (right), at a press conference for the upcoming Bond spoof 'Operation Kid Brother', aka 'OK Connery', Italy, 25th November 1966. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Neil was seven years younger than Sean, who died at age 90. The actor died in his sleep from heart failure and pneumonia. Prior to his death, he'd also been impacted by dementia.

READ MORE: Sean Connery died from heart failure and pneumonia, death certificate reveals

Like his brother, Neil also experienced a career in acting. He starred in the 007 spoof Operation Kid Brother and movie The Body Stealers (1969).

Sean Connery

Neil started out as a plasterer before venturing into Hollywood. He also had credits in Wild Boy, and in a 1989 episode of Taggart.

Last year, his wife Eleanor told the Daily Record he'd been struggling with the death of his brother.

"He's just very upset at losing his only brother," she said.

READ MORE: Sean Connery, Oscar winner and James Bond star, dies at 90

Waist-up portrait of Sean Connery, as James Bond, leaning against a bar and looking out across the room. Connery is wearing a white tuxedo and bow tie with a red carnation in his lapel. CONNERY; SEAN BOND; JAMES. 99/99/1966 35 U CT4X5

On the subject of Sean, she said, "He was a person to be admired and loved and we just feel it's the end of an era. And that's really all I have to say because anything else would be meaningless."

He is survived by his wife Eleanor and two daughters, Martine and Leone.

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