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Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74
Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney has died aged 74.
The Nobel prize-winner was born in April 1939, the eldest of nine children, on a small farm called Mossbawn near Bellaghy in Co Derry, Northern Ireland, and his upbringing often played out in the poetry he wrote in later years.
In later years he lived in Dublin.
The Heaney family are expected to issue a statement on his death later.