Telegraph Obituaries 2016 – Assessment of the 12 months 


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David Bowie, who died aged 69, was essentially the most unique rock musician of his technology, a author of unusual, enigmatic and thrilling songs and an completed artist, producer and actor

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Muhammad Ali, who died aged 74, was essentially the most proficient world heavyweight boxing champion and thought of by many to be the best sportsman of the twentieth century

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Sir Terry Wogan, who died aged 77, was an effortlessly witty and proficient broadcaster who made the nation really feel comfy with itself 

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Prince, who died aged 57, was an influential and artistic musician and songwriter and a grasp of showmanship

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George Michael, who died aged 53, rose to fame after forming the duo Wham! together with his schoolmate Andrew Ridgeley, and went on to develop into probably the most profitable British recording artists within the historical past of pop music

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Alistair Urquhart, who died aged 97, was a PoW who survived the Dying railway and the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki

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Jo Cox, who died aged 41, was a rising star of the Labour get together who campaigned tirelessly for humanitarian causes

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Lord Parkinson, who died aged 84, was a skilful politician and cupboard minister whose profession was compromised by scandal

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Johan Cruyff, who died aged 68, was a legendary Dutch footballer and profitable supervisor who dominated the game within the Seventies

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Nancy Reagan, who died aged 94, was a strong and influential former First Woman of the US

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Queen Anne of Romania, who died aged 92, was the spouse of the exiled and troubled King Michael of Romania

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The Proper Reverend David Jenkins, the previous Bishop of Durham, who died aged 91, was a proficient theologian however a controversial determine inside and outdoors the Church

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Cliff Michelmore, who died aged 96, was a tv and radio broadcaster greatest generally known as the presenter of Tonight within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties

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Shimon Peres, who died aged 93, was the previous president and prime minister of Israel and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work within the Center East

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Woman Attenborough, who died aged 93, was, as Sheila Sim, a profitable movie and theatre actress and the devoted spouse of Richard Attenborough

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Victoria Wooden, who died aged 62, was a comic, actress and singer-songwriter specialising in witty irreverent and self-deprecating humour

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Fidel Castro, who died aged 90, was the charismatic Cuban revolutionary hero turned dictator whose rule spanned 5 a long time

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Ronnie Corbett, the comic, who died aged 85, was one half of the a lot beloved Two Ronnies and a proficient solo performer in his personal proper

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Commander Ian Inskip, who died aged 72, saved his ship after a missile assault in the course of the Falklands battle

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who died aged 88, was the world’s longest serving constitutional monarch and developed a rare rapport together with his folks 

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Paul Daniels, who died aged 77, was essentially the most profitable British magician of the early Eighties and Nineteen Nineties and mixed sleight-of-hand card methods with new variants of favorite previous illusions and comedy banter

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Edward Albee, the playwright, who died aged 88, was best-known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a blistering portrait of a pair in meltdown 

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The Duke of Westminster, who died aged 64, was Britain’s richest aristocrat and owned 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia

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Gene Wilder, who died aged 83, was a zany comedian actor and director, greatest identified for his title position in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit 

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Alan Rickman, who died aged 69, was an actor and director whose compelling voice and villainous attraction made him a mesmerising presence on stage and display screen

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Sir Neville Marriner, who died aged 92, was the conductor of the Academy of St Martin within the Fields, the world’s most recorded orchestra

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died aged 99, dominated the headlines as a magnificence queen, an actress and a much-married society hostess  

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Molly Rose, who died aged 95, was a pilot within the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary and flew Hurricane fighters and Spitfires, delivering them from plane factories to RAF models

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Leonard Cohen, who died aged 82, was a singer-songwriter, poet and novelist whose mournful lyrics and heartbreaking melodies struck a nerve with generations of music lovers

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Sir Jimmy Younger, who died aged 95, was the favored presenter of BBC Radio 2’s Jimmy Younger Programme, which featured a winsome mix of sport, politics, well being and client points interspersed with “straightforward listening” music

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Stephen de Mowbray, who died aged 91, ran MI6’s spying operation in opposition to MI5 officers considered Soviet brokers and was the final of the nice “molehunters”

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Lord Prior, who died aged 89, was Minister of Agriculture below Edward Heath and Employment Secretary and Northern Eire Secretary in Margaret Thatcher’s authorities

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Peter Vaughan, the actor, who died aged 93, was greatest identified for his roles in Porridge, Citizen Smith and, latterly, Recreation of Thrones, and for his means to convey an air of sinister menace to stage and display screen

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Lord Weidenfeld, who died aged 95, fled Nazi persecution within the Nineteen Thirties and have become a number one writer, influential party-giver and philanthropist

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Jean Alexander, the actress, who died aged 90, was greatest identified for her position as Coronation Avenue’s nosy Hilda Ogden, famed for her dangling cigarette, curlers, turban-style headband and wrap-around pinny

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Rabbi Lionel Blue, who died aged 86, was the primary overtly homosexual British rabbi and an everyday broadcaster on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day whose compassion, generosity and  mild sense of humour, made him a cherished establishment

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Lord Rix, who died aged 92, was an actor-manager specialising in farces and a tireless campaigner on behalf of the disabled

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Christopher Woods, who died aged 92, was an SOE officer in Italy behind enemy traces and went on to work for MI6

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Raine, Countess Spencer, who died aged 87, was an immaculately groomed and energetic councillor in London, the daughter of the romantic novelist Barbara Cartland and step-mother to Diana, Princess of Wales

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Caroline Aherne, the actress and comedienne, who died aged 52, was greatest identified for showing on tv as Mrs Merton, a bespectacled pensioner with a expertise for asking loaded questions

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Sir George Martin, the document producer, who died aged 90, was generally known as “the Fifth Beatle” due to his important position in creating and redefining the band’s music

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Andrew Sachs, who died aged 86, delighted generations of tv audiences because the idiotic Spanish waiter, Manuel, within the Seventies scenario comedy, Fawlty Towers

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Harper Lee, who died aged 89, gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her first printed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which was later made into an Oscar-winning movie

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Jimmy Perry, who died aged 93, was the co-creator of Dad’s Military, the scenario comedy primarily based on his personal experiences within the Dwelling Guard in the course of the battle

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A A Gill, the journalist, who died aged 62, was a born critic who wrote with information, ardour and outrageous wit about something that him, however devoted himself primarily to tv and eating places

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Carrie Fisher, who has died aged 60, was greatest identified for her position as Princess Leia in Star Wars, and went on to put in writing witty and revealing semi-autobiographical novels about her chaotic non-public life

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