Veteran James Bond and Superman stuntman Rocky Taylor 'fighting for his life' due to coronavirus

One of Hollywood’s most beloved and experienced stuntmen, Rocky Taylor, is fighting for his life in hospital after contracting COVID-19.

The 73-year-old Brit holds the record for being the world’s oldest stunt performer and has worked in the industry for more than 35 years.

He is best known for serving as a stunt double to both Sean Connery and Roger Moore during their time as James Bond, as well as working on Superman and Indiana Jones films.

In a message posted on Taylor’s official Twitter account, a representative confirmed that the Hollywood legend is on a coronary care unit as he “cannot breathe independently”.