Recent necrology, April 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently:

  • Bibi Andersson, 1935-2019
    Swedish actress who starred in her mentor Ingmar Bergman’s best-known films
  • Grayston Burgess, 1932-2019
    English counter-tenor and pioneering choral conductor
  • Heather Harper, 1930-2019
    Outstanding soprano celebrated for her performances in Strauss, Wagner, Britten and Handel’s Messiah
  • Peter Mayhew, 1933-2019
    English-American actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series

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  • Les Murray, 1938-2019
    Provocative Australian poet whose outlook was informed by early sadness and the life of the rural poor
  • Una-Mary Parker, 1930-2019
    Tatler’s queen bee of the 1970s social scene and bodice-ripping author
  • John Singleton, 1968-2019
    Film director, producer and screenwriter, first African American and youngest person to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director
  • Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019
    Science fiction and fantasy writer widely regarded as a giant in his field
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