Aeronwy Ellis, daughter of Dylan Thomas, has died
THE daughter of Swansea-born poet Dylan Thomas has died.
Aeronwy Ellis passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday evening.
Aeronwy Ellis, daughter of Swansea poet Dylan Thomas, who died today, July 28
The 66-year-old wife and mother had been battling cancer.
Mrs Ellis, also known as Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis, lived in London.
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But her ashes will be scattered at the Boathouse in Laugharne where the legendary poet and his family lived.
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Details of her funeral are yet to be announced.
Her son, Huw, aged 34, said his mother had died in her sleep.
"It is a big shock for everyone," he said.
Family friend and Dylan Thomas biographer, Paul Ferris, told the Post: "Aeronwy used to do a lot of poetry readings, and was on the American lecture circuit.
"She was a tough little customer and knew her own mind. I liked her. She was friendly, and she was quite assertive.
"She would look you in the eye if she thought you were wrong about something."
Dylan Thomas, literary scholar and author of Under Milk Wood, had three children - Llewellyn, who died several years ago, Aeronwy, and a second son, Colm.
Don't miss Wednesday's Evening Post for a special report on Aeronwy Ellis.