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Ex-Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly, dies aged 82

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Former Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly (Pic: Pacemaker)
Former Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly (Pic: Pacemaker)

Edward Daly, who was the Bishop of Derry from 1974 to 1993, has died aged 82.

Dr Daly had been seriously ill in hospital.

The Fermanagh man was present during the events which took place on Bloody Sunday, in which he was photographed waving a handkerchief as John 'Jackie' Duddy, who was shot by the Army and later died, was carried by protesters after a civil rights march on January 30, 1972.

The photograph became one of the most striking images of The Troubles, capturing not just the barbarity of Bloody Sunday, but the bravery of Fr Daly.

A spokesperson from the Diocese of Derry said Fr Daly's family was at his bedside. 

In 2015, Fr Daly was awarded the Freedom of Derry.