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TODAY: Major Derek Allhusen, farmer and Olympic equestrian, 85; Sir John Alliott, High Court judge, 67; Dame Elizabeth Anson (Lady Anson), former chairman, Association of District Councils of England and Wales, 68; Miss Joan Baez, singer, 58; Mr Hugh Bayley MP, 47; Miss Mary Bennett, former Principal, St Hilda's, Oxford, 86; Mr Paul Bergne, former ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, 62; Sir John Buckley, former chairman, Davy Corporation, 86; Mrs Christine Crawley, MEP, 49; Mr Clive Dunn, actor and comedian, 77; Sir Tony Durant, former MP, 71; Sir Graham Eyre QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 68; Mr Graham Fletcher, show jumper, 48; Father Benedict Green, theologian, 75; Mr Terry Hands, theatre and opera director, 58; Mr David Holbrook, writer, 76; Mr Leslie Holliday, former chairman, John Laing Construction, 78; Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Wolfson Research Professor of the Royal Society, Leicester University, 49; Mr Simon Jervis, Historic Buildings Secretary, National Trust, 56; Mr Herbert Lom, actor, 82; Mr Michael Nicholson, television newscaster and reporter, 62; Sir Harry Ognall QC, High Court judge, 65; Miss Joely Richardson, actress, 34; Mr David Smith, cricketer, 43; Mrs Vicky Tuck, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies College, 46; Viscount Ullswater, former government minister, 57; Mr David Walker, High Commissioner to Bangladesh, 59; Mr Geoffrey Wragg, racehorse trainer, 69; Miss Susannah York, actress, 57.

TOMORROW: Sir Walter Bodmer, Principal, Hertford College, Oxford, 63; Sir Robin Chichester-Clark, former MP and government minister, 71; Mr Tom Clarke MP, Minister for Film and Tourism, 58; Mr Derek Hammond-Stroud, operatic baritone, 73; Sir Derek Hornby, former chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, 69; Mr Thomas Hutton, former chief executive of Total Oil, 78; Mr Clive Jones, chief executive, Carlton Television, 50; Miss Dorothy Malone, actress, 74; Sir Robert Marshall, former chairman of the National Water Council, 79; Dr Peter Mathias, former Master, Downing College, Cambridge, 71; Sir David Miers, former ambassador to the Netherlands, 62; Sir David Neuberger, High Court judge, 50; Mr Denis Peach, former Chief Charity Commissioner, 71; Mr Alan Protheroe, journalist and broadcaster, 65; Mr Anton Rodgers, actor, 66; Mr Freddie Starr, comedian, 55; Mr Rod Stewart, rock singer, 54; Mrs Valerie Strachan, chairman, Board of Customs and Excise, 59; Sir Stephen Wall, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Union, 52; Miss Marjorie Wallace, chief executive, Sane, 54.