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TODAY: Mr Colin Banks, graphic designer, 67; Sir Alastair Blair, former Writer to the Signet, 91; Air Marshal Sir Robert Craven, 83; Sir Robin Dunn, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 81; Professor John Enderby, physicist, 68; Professor Roy Foster, Professor of Irish History, Oxford University, 50; The Right Rev Michael Henley, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, 61; Professor Sir Peter Hirsch, metallurgist, 74; Professor Elaine Murphy, psychogeriatrician, 52; Mr Richard Ormond, Director, National Maritime Museum, 60; Miss Nadine Peppard, race relations consultant, 77; Mr Keith Shackleton, artist and naturalist, 76; Professor Sir Frederick Stewart, geologist, 83; Lord Thomson of Monifieth, former chairman of the IBA, 78; Mr Peter Thomson, High Commissioner to the Seychelles, 61; Mr Cliff Thorburn, snooker player, 51; Miss Christine Truman, tennis player, 58; Lady (Marina) Vaizey, art critic, 61; Professor Sir William Wade QC, former Master, Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, 81; Mr Michael White, theatre and film producer, 63.

TOMORROW: Mr Muhammad Ali, former boxing champion, 57; Sir John Boyd, Master, Churchill College, Cambridge, 63; Lord Carter, Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords, 66; Mr Keith Chegwin, television and radio presenter, 42; Sir Michael Clapham, former chairman, IMI and BPM Holdings, 87; Mr Christopher Crabbie, ambassador to Romania, 53; Sir Mervyn Davies, former High Court Judge, 81; Sir Edward Fennessy, radar pioneer, 87; Mrs Monica Furlong, writer, 69; Mr Neil Gamble, Headmaster, Exeter School, 56; Mr Damian Green MP, 42; Mr Anthony Kenney, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, 57; The Right Rev Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Wakefield, 57; Professor William Robertson, pathologist, 76; Mr Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist, 71; Miss Moira Shearer, former ballerina, 73; Mr Richard Smethurst, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, 58; Sir Clyde Walcott, chairman, International Cricket Council, 73; Dame Gillian Weir, concert organist, 58; Mr Paul Young, singer, 43.