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Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Hume dies

Dublin, Aug 3 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/3/2020 9:44:45 AM IST

Former Irish politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said in a statement.

He passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Owen Mor nursing home in Londonderry, reports the BBC.
The former teacher and of the highest-profile politicians in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, came to prominence during the Civil Rights Movement in 1968.
He was one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in 1970. He became leader of the party in 1979, a post which he relinquished in November 2001.
Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, had been suffering from dementia for many years.
In a statement, his family said: “John was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather and a brother.
“He was very much loved, and his loss will be deeply felt by all his extended family.”

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