I can confirm that Brian Friel passed away peacefully this morning at his home, following a short illness. We have lost a world class playwright and a wonderful man. I have had the honour of representing Brian for the last 30 years and although his presence will be sorely missed, his work will continue to live on allowing future generations to enjoy his unique literary legacy. The family asks to be allowed their privacy at this time.
Leah Schmidt – Partner, The Agency (London) Ltd
Brian Friel – 9 January 1929 to 2 October 2015
Photo copyright Bobbie Hanvey