Amadeus playwright Sir Peter Shaffer dies aged 90 during Ireland visit


Sir Peter Shaffer, celebrated writer of Equus and Amadeus, has died at the age of 90 after a short illness.

The renowned playwright died at the Marymount Hospice in Ireland, with family by his side, his agent said.

A statement from Macnaughton Lord Representation said: "It is with great sorrow that we must announce the death of our friend and client, Sir Peter Shaffer CBE whilst on a visit to Ireland with friends and family.

"He was 90."