U2 stars join mourners to pay last respects to Heaney

U2 stars joined the family and friends of Nobel Laureate poet Seamus Heaney to pay their last respects to one of Ireland's literary greats.

The internationally acclaimed 74-year-old writer died unexpectedly in hospital on Friday after a short illness.

Mourners, including U2 stars Bono - with his wife Ali Hewson - Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton, gathered for his funeral at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook in the south of Dublin.

U2 frontman Bono with his wife Alison Houston Credit: PA Wire
U2's The Edge with band member Larry Mullin Jr (background). Credit: PA wire