Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66, it was announced on Tuesday (21 March). Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister suffered a short illness before passing away in Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital while surrounded by his family.
The former IRA leader turned peacemaker had been at the centre of the power-sharing government following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, becoming the deputy first minister in 2007.
It is believed that the Irish republican had a rare genetic disease caused by abnormal protein - amyloid - in tissues and organs.
In confirming his death, his closest political ally and current Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams 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 reunification of his country."