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Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

Seamus Heaney
Image caption Heaney won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1995

Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 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 the Nobel prize for literature in 1995.

Heaney had been awarded numerous prizes and received many honours for his work. He recently suffered from ill health.