One of Derry's best known school principals has died.

Tony McLaughlin, principal of Broadbridge Primary School, passed away yesterday.

The Eglinton school posted the following on their website this morning: "It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved Principal, colleague and friend, Tony. R.I.P."

Mr McLaughlin is survived by his wife Helen and children Deborah, Daniel, Suzanne, Elaine and Tony.

His funeral will take place from his home, 21 Gleneagles, on Wednesday at 10.10am for 11 o'clock Requiem Mass in Star of the Sea Church, Faughanvale.

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