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Jane Seymour says she ‘saw the white light’ in near-death experience: ‘I saw everyone screaming and trying to resuscitate me’

Jane Seymour opened up about a near-death experience she had in 1988.

The 72-year-old actor is famous for playing Bond girl Solitaire in the movie 007 Live and die, nearly died after she contracted bronchitis during filming and an antibiotic was injected into a vein, not a muscle.

Asked in a new interview in Times Magazine about whether she believes anything happens after we die, she said: “I don’t know. I know that I have left my body [after the near-lethal antibiotics]. I saw the white light and I looked down and it was pretty clear and I heard people screaming and trying to resuscitate me, which they were able to do.

“But when you get out of the body, things go very calmly.”

Seymour added that, looking back on her life, she doesn’t have any regrets. “I really don’t,” she said. “I probably made a million mistakes but I think I’ve grown from all the experience I’ve had. Compared to a lot of people, I’ve had an absolutely magical life.”

The actor has suffered two other serious health problems. While filming a project, she developed a dangerously high fever due to leptospirosis (Weil’s disease) and she developed preeclampsia before giving birth to twins.

Elsewhere in the interview, the star reflected on dealing with some infidelity in her marriages.

Jane Seymour and Roger Moore in ‘Live and Let Die’ 1973


The Golden Globe Award-winning British actor has been married and divorced four times: to theater director Michael Attenborough, his friend Geoffrey Planer, manager David Flynn, and actor and director James Keach.

Among Seymour’s most recent projects is the Australian TV series 2021 Ruby’s Choice, about a woman with early dementia, and make friend2020 comedy film starring Kat Dennings, Wanda Sykes and Chelsea Peretti.


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