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Charles Kennedy funeral: Tributes paid to ex-Lib Dem leader

The former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy will be laid to rest this afternoon near his Highland home.

Mr Kennedy, a father of one, died suddenly at his home on June 1 at the age of 55. He had suffered a major haemorrhage as a result of a long battle with alcoholism.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are among those who have sent flowers to honour the popular politician.

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Friends, family and politicians bid farewell to Kennedy

Family, friends and fellow politicians gathered in the sunshine today to bid a fond farewell to the former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.

His funeral was a requiem mass at the local Catholic church he had attended since childhood.

ITV News' Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports:

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