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 Canterbury Madrigal Singers

Choupette The Long Song Small Island The End of Summer Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories

  • Karl Lagerfeld, 1938-2019
    German creative director, fashion designer, artist and photographer
  • Andrea Levy, 1956-2019
    Novelist whose works explored the lives of the Windrush generation
  • Rosamunde Pilcher, 1924-2019
    Novelist whose Cornish domestic dramas sold in their millions

All alone The Three Robbers The Front Runner Long Loop Home Hello Darkness

  • André Previn, 1929-2019
    German-American pianist, conductor and composer
  • Peter Wells, 1950-2019
    New Zealand novelist, playwright, filmmaker and historian