I Get a Kill: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams @ 76

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I Get a Kill: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams @ 76

 
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Ms Williams, who formed Peace People in 1976 along with Mairead Corrigan Maguire and Ciaran Mc Keown, died on Tuesday.
In a statement on the Peace People website, Ms Williams was described as one of the "great founder members" of the organisation.
The body began as a protest movement against the on-going violence in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
Both Ms Williams and Ms Corrigan Maguire were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for their efforts in trying to encourage a peaceful resolution to the Troubles.
Ms Williams left the Peace People in 1980 and later emigrated to America, returning to Ireland in 2004.
In a statement on the Peace People website, Ms Corrigan Maguire described her as "a woman of great courage with a passion for peace".
"I felt privileged to know her as a great peace activist and friend," she added.
Ms Williams' last public appearance was in January when she signed a book of condolence for Seamus Mallon along with Sharon Stone.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie, and son, Paul.
 
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