Nobel Peace Prize winner and former SDLP leader John Hume has died

Irish peace icon and politician John Hume has died aged 83.

The founder of the SDLP passed away today after years of suffering from dementia.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning after a short illness,” a family statement said.

Hume was one of the primary formers of the Good Friday Agreement and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in 1998.

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