Hillsborough disaster: the 97 people whose lives were cut short

Families of the 96 people who had died at Hillsborough at the time of the second inquest made powerfully moving personal statements about their loved ones to open the court proceedings, describing their personalities, achievements, passions; how loved they were, and how deeply they were missed. The profiles below for each of those 96 people are reports on their families’ personal statements, and were written in 2016 shortly before the inquest concluded. Andrew Devine died in 2021, and the coroner at his inquest ruled that he was the 97th person unlawfully killed at Hillsborough. The Devine family made a statement at that time, paying tribute to Andrew, which is reported in his profile below.