Betty Williams has died aged 76 after a short illness. So short in fact, that she was seen in February paying tribute to fellow Northern Irish peace activist Seamus Mallon. Co-founder of The Community of Peace People with Mairead Corrigan in the 1970s, Williams was an outspoken peace activist during The Troubles, and both women won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for their work. Highly respected (and sought after for her speeches) across the world, Williams in later life admitted she wished George Bush had died, and was honoured by Nickelback in song. A fate possibly worse than even the coronavirus which is alleged to have prematurely got rid of her.
22 May 1943 – 17 March 2020