Telegraph Obituaries 2017 – Evaluation of the Yr


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Sir Bruce Forsyth, the comic and sport present host who died aged 89, was one of the enduring stars of British tv and in reveals similar to The Era Recreation and Strictly Come Dancing his irrepressible, barely camp enthusiasm gained over thousands and thousands of viewers

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Yvonne Burney, who died aged 95, was the youngest feminine SOE agent to be parachuted into wartime France, and was later despatched to Ravensbrück focus camp

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Sir Roger Moore, the movie actor, who died aged 89 gained worldwide celeb within the Sixties because the immaculately clad Simon Templar in The Saint, a tv position that led to his being forged as James Bond in a vastly profitable sequence of characteristic movies

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The first Earl of Snowdon, who died aged 86, was an impressive photographer, an implacable champion of the disabled, and a designer and film-maker of word, however he was greatest identified because the husband of Princess Margaret

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Chuck Berry, who died aged 90, was a pivotal determine within the improvement of rock-and-roll, and introduced the brand new style into the mainstream, giving common music a uncooked power that influenced numerous rising bands

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John Noakes, who died aged 83 was a tv persona whose braveness, humour and irrepressible boyish enthusiasm made him an impressive presenter of Blue Peter

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Peter Sallis, the character actor, who died aged 96, was most recognisable for his position because the easy-going, self-effacing Clegg in Final of the Summer season Wine, and likewise lent his voice to the unassuming inventor, Wallace, of Wallace and Gromit

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Main Normal Sandy Thomas, who died aged 98, gained a DSO and two Army Crosses in the middle of a extremely adventurous Military profession

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James “Lionel” Brooke, who died aged 76, was variously a racing driver, woodsman, poet, artist, lawyer and psychotherapist, and the son of the pretender to the throne of Sarawak, the jungle kingdom on Borneo 

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Sir John Damage, who died aged 77, was an actor of mercurial expertise, able to extensive emotional vary, who excelled in taking part in misfits, eccentrics and victims of destiny

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Joost van der Westhuizen, who died aged 45, was considered the perfect scrum-half of the trendy period and one of many biggest Springbok rugby gamers of all time

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who died aged 45, was a vivacious socialite and a tribune of the so-called “It-Lady” revolution within the mid-Nineties

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Victor Lownes, who died aged 88, was the unique enterprise companion of the American Playboy supremo Hugh Hefner and his hedonistic way of life led Non-public Eye to discuss with him as Victor (disgusting) Lownes

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Keith Barron, the actor, who died aged 83, was a shock intercourse image and a dependable star of the sitcom circuit, most fondly remembered for Responsibility Free

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Yuri Drozdov, who died aged 91, was a former KGB major-general who did undercover work in China throughout the Cultural Revolution and in Chilly Struggle Berlin and ran a covert KGB unit whose officers have been educated to “liquidate” individuals overseas

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Roy Dotrice, the actor, who has died aged 94, was a supreme impersonator of previous males, his evocations of the whims, wheezes, mannerisms and vocal quirks of the doddery carrying extra conviction than the efforts of actually historical gamers

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David Shepherd, the artist, who died aged 86, loved nice reputation with the general public, if not with the critics and achieved immense industrial success

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Robert Hardy, the actor, who has died aged 91, had a superb report of tv performances spanning greater than 40 years, starting from a number of portrayals of Winston Churchill to that of the peppery vet Siegfried Farnon within the common Eighties sequence All Creatures Nice and Small

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Sir Edward du Cann, who died aged 93, was a former Conservative MP and chairman of Lonrho, however admiration of his early profession later turned to mistrust

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Squadron Chief Tom Lengthy, who died aged 97, flew Mosquitos with the Pathfinder Pressure and attacked Berlin on 25 events ensuing within the award of two DFCs

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Hywel Bennett, the actor, who died aged 73, excelled at taking part in loners and outsiders, and turned greatest identified for his position as an over-educated idler within the Eighties tv sitcom Shelley

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Jana Novotna, who died aged 49, gained the hearts of the Wimbledon crowds in her 1993 closing towards Steffi Graf, when she snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after which shed tears on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent

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Glen Campbell, who died aged 81, was a rustic singer with huge crossover attraction who recorded the chart-topping hits Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights 

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Sir David Tang, who died aged 63, was a Hong Kong-born entrepreneur, fashion guru and bon viveur 

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Sean Hughes, who died aged 51, was a humorist greatest identified to British tv viewers as a staff captain for 10 sequence of the BBC Two comedy music quiz present By no means Thoughts The Buzzcocks

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Air Commodore Jayne Millington, who died aged 55, was an air defence specialist and he or she deliberate and commanded the air defence and air counter terrorism operations for the 2012 London Olympics

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Fat Domino, who died aged 89, was one of many nice pioneers of rock and roll and offered greater than 110 million data, together with the hit singles Blueberry Hill and Ain’t {That a} Disgrace

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Lt-Col Simon Corridor, who died aged 57, was a charismatic officer within the Marines and specialised as a mountain chief, earlier than changing into a member of the SBS and serving with the SAS

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Blanche Blackwell, who died aged 104, was the mom of the report mogul Chris Blackwell, the mistress of Ian Fleming and one of many final survivors from the age when some 20 households ran Jamaica

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The eleventh Duke of Beaufort, who died aged 89, was a landowner, a dashing sportsman, a connoisseur and a glamorous determine on the London artwork scene

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Christine Keeler, who died aged 75, turned notorious for her temporary affair with the Conservative Secretary of State for Struggle, John Profumo, which resulted in a political disaster and contributed to the downfall of the Macmillan Authorities

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Keith Chegwin, who died aged 60, started his profession as a straight actor, however turned higher often called “Cheggers”, the chirpy chappie who co-presented such kids’s tv favourites as Multi-Colored Swap Store, Saturday Superstore and Cheggers Performs Pop within the late Seventies and Eighties

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Adnan Khashoggi, the arms supplier, who died aged 81, was identified for his high-rolling worldwide way of life and quite a few brushes with scandal

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Bernie Katz, who died aged 49, was, for a few years, front-of-house greeter and supervisor of the Groucho Membership in Dean Avenue, the favorite stomping floor of the A-list crowd

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Sir Howard Hodgkin, who died aged 84, was an artist of worldwide renown whose work, although small in scale, resonated with wonderful color and deep feeling

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Hugh Hefner, who died aged 91, was the priapic founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy, the “girlie” journal that mixed full-page spreads of semi-naked girls with good writing, taking part in on a combination of sexual want and social aspiration 

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Tristan Voorspuy, who died aged 61, devoted a lot of his power to conserving the wildlife, and was the intrepid information of mounted safaris that provided his shoppers exhilarating encounters with huge sport at shut vary

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Sabrina, who has died aged 80, claimed to be Britain’s first intercourse image, and achieved unprecedented fame within the Fifties as a glamour mannequin with stupendous 41 in breasts 

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Sir Peter Corridor, the theatre, opera and movie director, who died aged 86, based the Royal Shakespeare Firm in 1960 aged 29 and went on to supervise the opening of the Nationwide Theatre on the South Financial institution within the mid-Seventies

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Clare Hollingworth, who died aged 105, was one of the celebrated warfare correspondents of her time and witnessed the outbreak of the Second World Struggle on September 1 1939 

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Tim Pigott-Smith, who died aged 70, was a seasoned Shakespearean stage actor earlier than reaching tv stardom because the sadistic police superintendent turned Military colonel Ronald Merrick in ITV’s The Jewel within the Crown

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King Michael of Romania, who died aged 96, reigned for 3 years till 1930, after which once more from 1940 to 1947, was overthrown twice, lunched with, and defied, Hitler and dined with Mussolini

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Michael Bond, who died aged 91, was a prolific writer of kids’s tales and the creator of Paddington Bear, Darkest Peru’s most celebrated emigrant

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died aged 93, inherited the earldom created for her father Earl Mountbatten of Burma after narrowly escaping dying within the IRA bomb assault wherein he and her son Nicholas have been killed

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Baroness Heyhoe Flint, higher often called Rachael Heyhoe Flint, who died aged 77, introduced a brand new zest and status to girls’s cricket, and as captain of England between 1966 and 1976 she by no means misplaced a match

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Max Clifford, who died aged 74, was a publicist who specialised each in purveying and suppressing scandals earlier than he himself turned mired in sleaze after he was discovered responsible of sexually abusing 4 teenage women

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Bernard Dunstan, who died aged 97, was a profitable figurative painter within the custom of Degas, Walter Sickert and Vuillard

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David Cassidy, the singer, who died aged 67, was an androgynous American Seventies teenage heart-throb with gross sales of greater than 30 million data

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John Surtees, who died aged 83, was distinctive in being the one motorbike in addition to Components One world champion

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Anita Pallenberg, who died aged 73, was the sexual muse to a few of the Rolling Stones and epitomised the Sixties “rock chick”

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