IRA leader Martin McGuinness dies at 66
Mar 21, Lodon: Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66, from a rare heart condition.
According to reports the former IRA leader turned peacemaker, passed away last night from, amyloidosis, a rare condition caused by the abnormal buildup of protein deposits in tissues and organs. It is with deep regret and sadness that we have learnt of the death of our friend and comrade Martin McGuinness who passed away in Derry during the night. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Speaking this morning Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:“Throughout his life Martin showed great determination, dignity and humility and it was no different during his short illness.“He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation and for the re-unification of his country. But above all he loved his family and the people of Derry and he was immensely proud of both“On behalf of republicans everywhere we extend our condolences to Bernie, Fiachra, Emmet, Fionnuala and Grainne, grandchildren and the extended McGuinness family.
“I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a anam dílis.”
He became deputy first minister in 2007, standing alongside Democratic Unionist Party leaders Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster.
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