Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Hume who was appreciated for his role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, has died at the age of 83.
His death was disclosed in a statement released on Monday, August 3, to the shock of the world.
“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 also to extend our gratitude to the people of Derry and Moville/Greencastle, who have looked after John and shown us so much kindness as his dementia has progressed,” it said.
“Celebrating community in all its diversity went to the heart of John’s political ethos and we are very appreciative that our communities supported, respected, and protected John.
“John was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather and a brother. He was very much loved, and his loss will be deeply felt by all his extended family.
“It seems particularly apt for these strange and fearful days to remember the phrase that gave hope to John and so many of us through dark times: we shall overcome.”Photo Credit: Getty