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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.

Iain Banks

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

Bert Weedon

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

Davy Jones

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

Sir Cyril Smith

Sir Cyril Smith, politician and Member of Parliament for Rochdale, died on 3 September 2010 aged 82

Egon Ronay

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