Funeral in Belfast for veteran Irish News and BBC journalist Seamus Kelters
JOURNALISTS, politicians and broadcasters have gathered in Belfast to bid farewell to renowned BBC journalist Seamus Kelters.
Mr Kelters, 54, died last week in hospital while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
The veteran journalist was one of the authors of the seminal book Lost Lives, which chronicles each of the more than 3000 victims of the Troubles.
Among the mourners at St Michael The Archangel Church on Finaghy Road North on Saturday were Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the BBC journalist-turned-nun Martina Purdy.
Also in attendance were UTV newsreader Paul Clark, comedian Tim McGarry and several of Mr Kelter’s BBC colleagues, including Talkback host William Crawley.
Mr Kelters had written his own eulogy for the funeral while undergoing cancer treatment, which was delivered by his two sons.
Following Saturday's Requiem Mass, Mr Kelters' remains were brought to Milltown Cemetery for burial.
Originally from west Belfast, Mr Kelters began his career at The Irish News, before joining the BBC.
Mr Kelters is survived by his wife Camilla and two sons, Brendan and Michael.