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William Bennett obituary

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In 1958, shortly after returning to Britain from studying in Paris, the flautist William Bennett received a phone call: “Get to the Festival Hall as quick as you can. Sir Thomas Beecham is doing Richard Strauss’s Ein ...

John Young obituary

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John Young, who has died unexpectedly aged 62, had his first puzzle published in the Guardian in 1984. He set as Shed for this paper and as Dogberry in the Financial Times. His clues were always conspicuously fair and...

Klaus Schulze obituary

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Klaus Schulze, who has died aged 74 after suffering from renal disease, released more than 60 albums in his lifetime. He was often the recipient of such accolades as the godfather of techno music, was considered part ...

Vanessa Denza obituary

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Long before the arrival of LinkedIn, when recruitment via virtual means became a reality, Vanessa Denza, who has died aged 84, was synonymous with placing UK fashion talent into prime positions in the global fashion i...

Gavin Millar obituary

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Gavin Millar, who has died aged 84 from a brain tumour, was a leading light of television arts journalism of the 1960s and 70s before going on to direct work by Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter and Victoria Wood. His riche...

Michael Baker obituary

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My brother, Michael Baker, who has died aged 71 after a long illness, was one of the most popular and influential figures on the Welsh drama scene. He played a significant role in shaping the Welsh theatre landscape i...

Sir Harrison Birtwistle obituary

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Harrison Birtwistle, who has died aged 87, was that surprising thing, a deeply English composer who was also internationally renowned as a great modernist. His modernism was of a very particular kind, rooted in the pr...

Gilbert Gottfried obituary

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Those unfamiliar with Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian and actor who has died aged 67 of a rare form of muscular dystrophy, would instantly recognise his voice, shrill, high-pitched and grating. It was the voice of Iag...

Richard Moore obituary

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Richard Moore, who has died suddenly aged 48, was an international bike racer and writer who enhanced the sports media landscape with the foundation of the Cycling Podcast, created with his fellow journalists Daniel F...

Mira Calix obituary

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Mira Calix, who has died unexpectedly aged 52, was a composer, electronic musician and installation artist who started out working for indie record labels and organising club nights in the experimental hinterland of t...

Doris Derby obituary

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The photography of the US civil rights activist and academic Doris Derby, who has died aged 82 of cancer, began through documenting the struggles of black people in the segregated south. However, rather than recording...

Tina May obituary

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The buoyancy and warmth of the British jazz singer Tina May, who has died of a brain tumour aged 60, were lifelong virtues that made a difficult art sound natural, drew every listener into an intimate space that seeme...

David McKee obituary

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The author and illustrator David McKee, who has died aged 87, created some of the most loved and admired children’s picture books of the past 40 years, including Mr Benn, King Rollo and Not Now, Bernard. He was best k...

Margaret Curtis obituary

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When Julian Cope, the musician and antiquary, met Margaret Curtis on the Isle of Lewis in the 1990s, he was impressed. Curtis, who has died aged 80, was a “living legend” and a “psychic queen”, said Cope, who filled h...

Bobby Rydell obituary

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One of the classic teen idols of the late 1950s and early 60s, Bobby Rydell, who has died from complications of pneumonia aged 79, was only seven when he began performing on stage in his home town of Philadelphia. Ove...

Vladimir Zhirinovsky obituary

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who has died aged 75 after suffering from Covid-19, was an ultra-nationalist Russian politician who used boorish language and behaviour to cultivate an image of being a licensed court jester in t...

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