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Death of Sinn Féin MLA Michael Ferguson

25 September, 2006

Sinn Féin President, West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has extended his deepest sympathies to the family of West Belfast councillor and Assembly member Michael Ferguson who died suddenly during the night.

Michael Ferguson had been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Mr Adams said:

"I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Louise and their four children and to Michael's wider family circle.

"No one who met Michael could fail to see his passion for life and determination.

"Despite his illness Michael's death will come as a great shock to the many people who knew and respected him." ENDS

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