Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate and prominent poet Derek Walcott has died

Poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, as died.

Walcott passed away at his home in Cap Estate, north St Lucia about 7:30 a.m. today after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

Family members confirmed his death to St Lucian journalists this morning.

Ernie Seon, a St Lucian journalist who works with the Caribbean Media Corporation, told CNC3 that Walcott had been suffering with kidney problems and had been on a dialysis machine for some time now.