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Bono writes about relationship with his dad Brendan Hewson

U2 star Bono has penned an essay about his father to help raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation, revealing some of the final moments they shared before he passed away.

The 53-year-old Irish rocker has written an essay about his relationship with his dad who passed away in 2001.

The piece will feature in a book that will benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation charity, who took care of Brendan 'Bob' Hewson as he battled cancer.

Several high profile figures from the world of music, literature and film are preparing similar father-son essays to feature in the upcoming book. 

Bono, who  wrote the U2 song Kite in his dad's memory, recently shared a story about some of the last words his dad spoke. He said: "Actually, his last words were an expletive. I was sleeping on a little mattress right beside him in the hospital. I woke up, and he made this big sound, this kind of roar, it woke me up.

"The nurse comes in and says, 'You Ok, Bob?' He kind of looks at her and whispers, 'Would you f**k off and get me out of here? This place is like a prison. I want to go home'."

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