Recent necrology, February 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently Stanley Donen, 1924-2019 Director and choreographer who helped transform the Hollywood musical Albert Finney, 1936-2019 Actor who made his name as the archetypal angry young man in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning William Hawkey, 1932-2019 Composer, teacher and musician, formerly conductor of Christchurch Harmonic Society and University of…
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Recent necrology, January 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently Theo Adam, 1926-2019 Legendary German operatic bass Diana Athill, 1917-2019 British literary editor, novelist and memoirist John Burningham, 1936-2019 English author and illustrator of children’s books Trevor Chinn, 1937-2018 New Zealand glaciologist Windsor Davies, 1930-2019 Welsh actor who performed in many films and television shows Elizabeth Edgar, 1929-2019…
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Recent necrology, December 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently David Austin, 1926-2018 Doyen of British rose growers Wendy Beckett, 1930-2018 English cloistered nun and art historian, internationally known for her presentation of BBC documentaries in the 1990s George Bush, 1924-2018 Former US president who triumphed in Iraq before suffering electoral defeat Justin Cartwright, 1945-2018 British novelist, originally…
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Recent necrology, November 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently. William Goldman, 1931-2018 American novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Stan Lee, 1922-2018 Legendary writer and creator of Marvel comics (Read Renee's tribute to Stan Lee: Excelsior!). Peter Peryer, 1941-2018 NZ photographer, one of the first five inaugural laureates of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Brian Priestley, 1926-2018 Christchurch…
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Recent necrology, October 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Denis Adam, 1924-2018 New Zealand businessman, philanthropist, major contributor to music and the arts Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018 Singer of bittersweet chansons and actor Montserrat Caballé, 1933-2018 Great Spanish operatic soprano   Carlos Ezquerra, 1947-2018 Spanish comics artist best known as the co-creator of Judge Dredd David Fergusson, 1944-2018…
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Recent necrology, August 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Kofi Annan, 1938-2018 Ghanaian diplomat, UN Secretary-General Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018 Science fiction writer Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018 Legendary American singer and songwriter, the Queen of Soul Reinhart Langer, 1921-2018 Renowned botanist V. S. Naipaul, 1932-2018 Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Baden Norris, 1927-2018 Author who was the driving force…
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Recent necrology, July 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Franz Beyer, 1922-2018 German musicologist who provided a satisfactory conclusion to Mozart’s unfinished Requiem Bernard Hepton, 1925-2018 English actor and director of stage, film and television Tab Hunter, 1931-2018 American film star and recording artist Clive King, 1924-2018 Children’s author who became a publishing phenomenon with his Stig…
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Recent necrology, June 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018 American celebrity chef, author and television personality Gennadiĭ Rozhdestvenskiĭ, 1931-2018 Brilliant Russian conductor Tony Vercoe, 1919-2018 Musician and historian, in charge of Kiwi Pacific Records for 30 years Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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Recent necrology, May 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Beth Chatto, 1923-2018 English garden designer, plantswoman and writer Neville Cooper, 1926-2018 Aka Hopeful Christian, leader of the Gloriavale Community Bernard Lewis, 1916-2018 Foremost Western historian of Islam in the post-war era John Moorfield, 1943-2018 Highly regarded Māori language academic, affectionately known as Te Murumāra    Philip Roth…
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Recent necrology, April 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Abbas, 1944-2018 Iranian photographer known for his photojournalism Milos Forman, 1932-2018 Czech American film director, screenwriter and actor Wilson Harris, 1921-2018 Guyanese novelist, poet and essayist Ivan Mauger, 1939-2018 New Zealand motorcycle racer who won six world speedway titles Fergie McCormick, 1939-2018 Legendary Crusaders and All Black fullback…
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