Tributes have poured from across the world for one of Ireland’s greatest men – John Hume.
Arguably one of the main reasons why there’s peace in Northern Ireland today, the former SDLP leader John Hume’s death was announced on Monday. He was 83.
The Derryman is known around the world as one of the most significant Irish political people in history.
Former world leaders including Bertie Ahern paid tribute to Mr Hume declaring him to be instrumental in the Peace Process.
According to RTE, the SDLP released this statement: “We are deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning after a short illness.
“We would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt thanks to the care and nursing staff of Owen Mor nursing home in Derry. The care they have shown John in the last months of his life has been exceptional.
“As a family, we are unfailingly inspired by the professionalism, compassion, and love they have shown to John and all those under their care. We can never adequately show them our thanks for looking after John at a time when we could not. The family drew great comfort in being with John again in the last days of his life.”
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