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Britain's Former NI Secretary James Brokenshire Has Died

Image: James Brokenshire via @JamesBrokenshire/Twitter

Aged 53

The former Northern Ireland Secretary, James Brokenshire, has died at the age of 53 after suffering from lung cancer.

He passed away in hospital yesterday surrounded by his family.

A statement by the former Conservative MP's family, noted he was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after the deterioration of his condition.

He was first diagnosed with the disease in December 2017.

The British Prime Minister extended his condolences on Twitter:

Britain's Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, paid tribute to his colleague, saying he was a "valued friend" and will be "deeply missed".

Leader of the British Labour Party, Keir Starmer, also paid his respects:

Mr. Brokenshire is survived by his wife Cathy & 3 children.

 

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