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Dannie Abse: Life and passions reflected in poet's work

The Welsh poet and author Dannie Abse has died aged 91.

During an award-winning career as a writer he published poems, novels and autobiographies, while also practising as a doctor.

Mr Abse was born in Cardiff in the 1920s and was the brother of Labour MP Leo Abse, and psychoanalyst Wilfred Abse.

He died surrounded by his family after a short illness.

"We've lost a truly great poet," said his agent, Robert Kirby.

BBC Wales arts correspondent Huw Thomas looks back on his life and passions, which was reflected in his work.

  • 29 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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