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Poet Seamus Heaney dies

Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize for literature, has died aged 74, according to BBC News.

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Liam Neeson: 'Ireland has lost part of its soul'

Liam Neeson paid tribute to the poet Credit: Reuters

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson said Ireland had lost a part of its soul with the death of the renowned poet.

"With Seamus Heaney's passing, Ireland, and Northern Ireland especially, has lost a part of its artistic soul," said the Co Antrim-born star.

"He crafted, through his poetry, who we are as a species and the living soil that we toiled in.

"By doing so, he defined our place in the universe. May he rest in peace," he told the BBC.

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