Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

John Hume, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his efforts to end the conflict in Northern Ireland, died on Monday at the age of 83 in a residence in Londonderry where he had senile dementia years earlier.

“He was very popular and his loss was felt deeply in his extended family,” his relatives said in a statement from the British BBC.

Hume, one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party and the Workers’ Party (SDPL), was one of the politicians who contributed most to ending the Northern Ireland conflict.

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