Biography - A Short Wiki
Northern Irish-born author and poet who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include Death of a Naturalist (1966), a modern translation of Beowulf (1999), and Field Work (1979).
He was one of nine children born to Patrick Heaney and Margaret Kathleen McCann. Later, he had two sons of his own with his wife, Marie Heaney.
How did Seamus Heaney die?
Seamus Heaney's death was caused by complications from a stroke.
|Cause of death||Complications From A Stroke|
|Age of death||74 years|
|Birthday||April 13, 1939|
|Death date||August 30, 2013|
|Place of death||Blackrock Clinic - Private Hospital Dublin, Dublin, Ireland|
|Place of burial||Cemetery of St Mary's Church, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland|
Memory has always been fundamental for me. In fact, remembering what I had forgotten is the way most of the poems get started.Seamus Heaney
Poetry is what we do to break bread with the dead.Seamus Heaney
The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful, to get a surge of inner life or inner supply or unexpected sense of empowerment, to be afloat, to be out of yourself.Seamus Heaney
Anyone born and bred in Northern Ireland can’t be too optimistic.Seamus Heaney
I’m not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it ’tis.Seamus Heaney