Iris Hewson

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Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Sep 10, 1974 (48)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Sep 10, 1974 (48)

About

The mother of rock legend and U2 frontman Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono. She passed away when he was only fourteen and would later become the subject of his song "Iris." 

Before Fame

During the 1980s, Bono penned the songs "I Will Follow" and "Tomorrow" about his mother's death. 

Trivia

She was a member of the Church of Ireland and there was debate during Bono's childhood about whether he and his brother would be raised Anglican or Catholic. 

Family Life

She passed away from an aneurysm at her own father's funeral. She and husband Brendan Robert "Bob" Hewson had two children together: Paul David and Norman Hewson. 

Associated With

She passed away long before she would ever get to meet her granddaughter, actress Eve Hewson