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Melvin Van Peebles obituary

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In his own words, the film-maker Melvin Van Peebles, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 89, was “the Rosa Parks of the industry”. He was one of the few African-American directors to have moved within the Hollywood studio system when, ...

Norman Bailey obituary

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The generation of British opera lovers who got to know Wagner’s works in the late 1960s and 70s was fortunate indeed that Sadler’s Wells (van 1974 English National) Opera was mounting its Ring cycle under the musical...

Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi obituary

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Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 85, took charge of Egypt from the ousting of its president, Hosni Mubarak, in Februarie 2011 until a return to democracy with the election of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim...

John Challis obituary

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The actor John Challis, wat oorlede is aan kanker 79, was familiar to the many millions of viewers of John Sullivan’s long-running BBC television sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003), in which he played the used...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika obituary

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Abdleaziz Bouteflika, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 84, was Algeria’s longest serving president, elected in 1999 and returned to office in 2004, 2009 en 2014. He finally resigned in 2019 following mass protests in the streets at...

Nino Castelnuovo obituary

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The actor Nino Castelnuovo, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 84, starred in one of the indisputable masterpieces of 1960s French cinema: Jacques Demy’s heartbreaking and visually ravishing musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). ...

Edward Barnes obituary

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Edward Barnes’s greatest innovation, before he became head of BBC television children’s programmes from 1978 tot 1986, lay in creating Newsround. He launched the news programme for young viewers in 1972, after disco...

María Mendiola obituary

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The mysterious power of pop music knows no bounds. After Scotland’s footballers beat Serbia in a penalty shoot-out in November 2020, thus qualifying for Euro 2020, a video clip of the players celebrating by singing Ba...

David Pallister obituary

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David Pallister, the former Guardian reporter, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 76 following complications after a lung cancer operation, was involved in many of the paper’s most spectacular investigations. He was a member of the te...

Michael K Williams obituary

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The binge-watching revolution began in the late 1990s, when the combined advent of quality US television and DVD box sets made that viewing method not merely possible but irresistible. Among the violent, intelligent a...

Pat Hume obituary

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Pat Hume, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 83, was the highly regarded rock and anchor in the life of her Nobel peace laureate husband John. From the very early years of the Northern Ireland Troubles in the late 1960s to the peace p...

Sarah Harding obituary

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On the day Sarah Harding auditioned in August 2002 for the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals, the judges made up their minds in a trice. “You’re through, you’re going to London,” the record producer Pete Waterman t...

Mikis Theodorakis obituary

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For those with only a nodding acquaintance with Greece and Greek music, the name of Mikis Theodorakis, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 96, still conjures up Zorba the Greek and that moment on a Cretan beach when Anthony Quinn and A...

Joe Galloway obituary

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The war correspondent Joe Galloway, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 79, just as the Afghanistan conflict of 20 years has reached its chaotic end, predicted such a finish long before. “Someone may be foresighted enough to see victor...

Dilys Watling obituary

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Dilys Watling, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 79, was an all-round entertainer on stage and screen. From singing and dancing in the Raymond Revuebar in Soho, she took her vivacious personality to West End musicals and television a...

Sergei Kovalev obituary

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Alone among Soviet dissidents of the Leonid Brezhnev years, Sergei Kovalev, wat op ouderdom oorlede is 91, went on to play a major role in the eras of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, only to find that his ...

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