Gerry Conlon

 

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: Irish author and human rights activist who was imprisoned for 15 years and became a central figure in one of Britain's greatest miscarriages of justice after he and three others were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombing of a pub in Guilford near London, England that killed five people (they were vindicated in 1989), and who inspired the 1993 Oscar-nominated film In the Name of the Father, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: March 1, 1954

 

Died: June 21, 2014

 

Location: Belfast, Ireland