Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74.
The acclaimed writer, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, passed away on Friday after a battle with ill health.
No further details were available as WENN went to press.
In a file picture taken on December 10, 1995 Irish writer and poet Seamus Heaney poses with the Nobel Prize for Literature he received from Sweden's King Carl Gustav XVI during the Nobel ceremonies in Stockholm. (AFP PHOTO/JACK MIKRUT)