Lyra Catherine McKee (31 March 1990 – 18 April 2019) was a Northern Irish journalist. She had worked for The Atlantic and BuzzFeed News. She was also an editor for Mediagazer. She wrote two non-fiction books about the Troubles, Angels with Blue Faces (2019) and The Lost Boys (2020). She was signed to publisher Faber and Faber at the time of death. She was born in Belfast. She was openly gay.
On 18 April 2019, McKee was shot dead in Derry, at the age of 29. The New IRA were blamed for her murder. The leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties were against her killing. Prime Minister Theresa May called the murder "shocking and senseless."
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