Recent necrology, December 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Joe Cocker, 1944-2014 English rock and blues singer known for his gritty voice and his spasmodic body movement in performance Leslie Dew, 1930-2014 Christchurch transport historian and author Kent Haruf, 1943-2014 American novelist whose spare prose gave life to quiet human drama in the fictional town of Holt…
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Recent necrology, November 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Acker Bilk, 1929-2014 Bowler-hatted titan of trad jazz who conjured a warm, sentimental sound from his clarinet Maggie Boyle, 1956-2014 English-born Irish folk musician who collaborated with Van Morrison and went on tour with the Chieftains Arthur Butterworth, 1923-2014 English composer, conductor and teacher Warren Clarke, 1947-2014 Actor…
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Recent necrology, October 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Lynda Bellingham, 1948-2014 Versatile actress and author who, as the ‘Oxo mum’ , brought ‘man-appeal’ to the business of gravy making Jack Bruce, 1943-2014 Bass player and singer with Cream, the short-lived but  influential supergroup of the late 1960s Park Honan, 1928-2014 Scholar and biographer of great writers…
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Recent necrology, August-September 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Dannie Abse, 1923-2014 Welsh poet Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014 American actress Frans Bruggen, 1934-2014 Dutch conductor, recorder player and baroque flautist Mary Cadogan, 1928-2014 English author who wrote on popular and children’s fiction Jan Ekier, 1913-2014 Polish pianist Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014 English conductor, harpsichordist and musicologist Graham Joyce, 1954-2014…
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Recent necrology, July 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Carlo Bergonzi, 1924-2014 Opera singer whose glorious style, phrasing and tone made him the epitome of Italian vocal art Richard Bolt, 1923-2014 ‘Father of the NZ Air Force’ James Garner, 1928-2014 Actor who breathed new life into the Western genre and excelled as the hero of the Rockford…
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Recent necrology, June 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Gerard Benson, 1931-2014 Poet who brought Hardy and Milton, Auden and Yeats to the London Underground Patsy Byrne, 1933-2014 Actress with the RSC who later played the dim-witted Nursie in Blackadder Felix Dennis, 1947-2014 Hedonistic publisher behind Oz and The Week who dreamed of being a great poet…
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Recent necrology, May 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 American poet, novelist and civil rights activist Jack Brabham, 1926-2014 Driver with an engineering flair who was the first man to win the Formula 1 title in a car of his own making Lorraine Cohen, 1943-2014 Woman at the centre of an infamous international drug…
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Recent necrology, April 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently: Rubin Carter, 1937-2014 Boxer wrongly convicted of murder who found Bob Marley fighting his corner Alan Davie, 1920-2014 Artist who won the admiration of Rothko and Pollock and later embraced ‘magic symbolism’ Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014 Actor who excelled as the tough but engaging anti-hero of Mona Lisa and…
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Recent necrology, March 2014

Some well-known people who have died recently: Tony Benn, 1925-2014 British Labour Party politician, orator, campaigner and diarist, recognisable by his pipe, tape recorder and outsized mug Clarissa Dickson Wright, 1947-2014 Bombastic, outspoken lawyer who was brought to her knees by riches and alcoholism then rose again as a cook on Two Fat Ladies Ann…
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