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Dannie Abse 'a cultural ambassador'

Tributes have been paid to the Welsh poet and author Dannie Abse, who has died aged 91.

The award-winning writer died on Sunday surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Born in Cardiff in 1923, he had a successful career writing poems, novels and autobiographies, while also practising as a doctor.

Fellow Welsh poet Owen Sheers led tributes, and urged people to read Mr Abse's poems and "remember him".

Writer and friend Tony Curtis reads an extract from The Bus - published last year - and describes Dannie Abse as a "cultural ambassador" for Wales.

  • 29 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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