Irish writer Seamus Heaney died at the age of 74 on 29 August 2013. He had won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Seamus Heaney was born in Northern Ireland. He published his first collection of poems, Death Of A Naturalist in 1966. He went on to become one of the English language’s leading poets.
Heaney worked as the professor of poetry at Oxford University between 1989 and 1994. He is survived by his wife Marie and three children.
Heaney was known for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which paid tribute to everyday miracles and the living past.