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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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Seamus Heaney gave poetry reading two days ago

Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney has died aged 74. Only two days ago the Nobel Prize winner appeared at the opening of International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Conference.

Seamus Heaney addresses the attendees at the unveiling of the Ted Hughes memorial in the Poets' corner of Westminster Abbey in 2011. Credit: Georgie Gillard/PA Archive/Press Association Images

There he read a selection of his translations of Old English and Medieval Irish poetry as well as poems on medieval topics.

To listen to the reading, click here.

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