Former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley, 88, has died, his wife Eileen said.
In a statement, Baroness Paisley said her “beloved husband” had “entered his eternal rest” on Friday morning.
“Although ours is the grand hope of reunion, naturally as a family we are heartbroken,” she said. “We loved him and he adored us, and our earthly lives are forever changed.”
Baroness Paisley said that his funeral would be private