Belfast Telegraph

Journalist Seamus Kelters who chronicled toll of Northern Ireland Troubles is laid to rest

By Staff Reporter

Politicians and fellow journalists gathered on Saturday for the funeral of the respected co-author of the book Lost Lives.

Seamus Kelters (54) passed away last week while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

The BBC journalist was perhaps best known for co-writing Lost Lives, which tells the story of every victim of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Among those at St Michael The Archangel Church in south Belfast were Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and veteran UTV newsreader Paul Clark. Joining them were Hole In The Wall Gang comedian Tim McGarry, ex-Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Belfast Tom Hartley and BBC journalist turned nun Martina Purdy.

Originally from west Belfast, Mr Kelters started his career at The Irish News before joining the BBC, where he was assistant editor of Newsline.

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