Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74
30 August 2013 Last updated at 22:58 BST
Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died at the age of 74.
Heaney was born near Toomebridge, Northern Ireland, but as a child moved to Bellaghy.
He was a teacher and then had a distinguished career in poetry, winning many honours, including the Nobel prize for literature in 1995.
He had recently suffered from ill health.
Nick Higham looks back at his life.