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Poet Seamus Heaney dies, aged 74

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Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died, agedd 74

Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died. He was 74.

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Heaney was born near Toomebridge, Northern Ireland, but as a child moved to Bellaghy in County Derry.

He won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The acclaimed writer had been living in Dublin and suffering from ill health.

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View a broadcast from 1989 of Seamus Heaney discussing his life and career.

View a 1976 clip of Seamus Heaney reading his poem Bogland.

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