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Tribute to Roly Drower

Satirist, website owner, musician, broadcaster and poet Roly Drower has died.

Mr Drower, who was in his 50's, is believed to have suffered a fatal heart attack. He made international news headlines four years ago when he defied legal action by millionaire businessman Albert Gubay about articles published on his 'Manxman' website.

Mr Gubay obtained what the Guardian newspaper called 'an unprecedented order from a Manx court, allowing the searching of Mr Drower's premises, seizing his computers, gagging him from disclosing what was happening, and ordering him to reveal his sources'.

Spokesman for the Celtic League, Bernard Moffatt paid his own tribute:


(Pictured: the Illiam Dhone ceremony at Hango Hill in 2006)

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