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Singer Sir Van Morrison's mother Violet Morrison dies

Sir Van Morrison with daughter Shana Morrison after he was knighted in London this year. Picture by Yui Mok, Press Association
Staff Reporter

THE mother of Belfast singer Sir Van Morrison has died in a Co Down nursing home.

Violet Morrison, formerly Violet Stitt, was in her nineties.

She died at Richmond Private Nursing home in Holywood on Tuesday.

Her funeral service will be held at St Donard's Parish Church in east Belfast on Monday.

She is predeceased by her husband George, who died 18 years ago.

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