Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies: family

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3rd August, 2020 03:06:16 printer

Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies: family

John Hume, the Northern Irish politian who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his role in the British province's peace process, has died aged 83, his family announced on Monday.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning after a short illness," his family said in a statement.

Hume, the former leader of the mainly Catholic Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), shared the Nobel with David Trimble of the pro-British Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) after the pair helped forge the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.

 


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