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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.

Mark Speight

Mark Speight, presenter of children’s television including art programme SMArt, was found dead on 13 April 2008 aged 42.

Sir Arthur C Clarke

Sir Arthur C Clarke, science visionary and author of science fiction including 2001: A Space Odyssey, died on 19 March 2008 aged 90.

Verity Lambert

Verity Lambert, television and film producer responsible for such well-loved shows as Doctor Who, Minder, The Naked Civil Servant and Jonathan Creek, died on 22 November 2007 aged 71.

Ian Smith

Ian Smith, former Prime Minister of Rhodesia during its period of unilaterally declared independence, died on 20 November 2007 aged 88.

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.