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Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43

The funeral mass for Fitzmaurice will take place in Greystones tomorrow afternoon.

IRISH FILMMAKER SIMON Fitzmaurice has died aged 43.

The well-known film director was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2008.

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He wrote a book It’s Not Yet Dark which described his life with the disease. It was adapted into a film and selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this year.

He is survived by his wife Ruth and their five children Jack, Raife, Arden, Sadie and Hunter.

Tributes for the author and film director are being shared across social media:

The funeral mass for Fitzmaurice will take place in Greystones tomorrow afternoon.

Read: ‘Inspirational’: This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival>

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