BOBBY SANDS FUNERAL, Hunger striker Bobby Sands' coffin, flanked by an IRA color guard. Irish Republican Army fighter and member of Parliament Bobby Sands died in the Maze prison after 66 days without food. A hero our family.
May 1981 Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland on his day without food. He had just been elected to a seat in Parliament while still serving the last of a sentence for possession of firearms.