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Posts from the ‘Newspaper obituaries’ category

All about newspaper obituaries in the British press, plus digests of obituaries of famous people in the British newspapers online.

Newspaper Obituaries

Newspaper obituaries are a rich source of information for family historians and genealogists. In many cases an obituary in the local newspaper is the only written record which gives any clue about a person’s life.

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Iain Banks

Iain Banks, author of mainstream and science fiction novels, died on 9 June 2013 aged 59.

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Bert Weedon

Bert Weedon, guitarist and author of the influential Play in a Day manual, died on 20 April 2012 aged 91

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Davy Jones

Davy Jones, actor and member of 1960s pop band The Monkees, died on 29 February 2012 aged 66

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Egon Ronay

Egon Ronay, Hungarian-born restaurateur, food critic and restaurant guide compiler, died on 12 June 2010 aged (so it is believed) 94.

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