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.