Thursday 04 March 1999
Sir David Barnes, chief executive officer, Zeneca, 63; Mr Michael Barrett ("Shakin' Stevens"), rock singer, 51; Sir Alan Battersby, organic chemist, 74; Sir Arthur Bryan, former Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire, 76; Mr Kenny Dalglish, football player and manager, 48; Mr Basil Eastwood, ambassador to Syria, 55; Mr Harvey Goldsmith, pop music presenter, 53; Mr Bernard Haitink, music director of Covent Garden Opera House, 70; Mr John Hunt, former Headmaster of Roedean, 67; Lord Johnston of Rockport, former chairman, NW Area Conservatives, 84; Mr Francis King, writer and drama critic, 76; Mr Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist, 53; Mr Ivan Lewis MP, 32; Miss Miriam Makeba, singer, 68; Mr Stuart Mawson, otolaryngologist, 81; Mr Patrick Moore, astronomer, 76; Miss Paula Prentiss, actress, 60; Mr Chris Rea, rock musician, 48; Mr Alan Sillitoe, playwright and novelist, 71; Mr Peter Skellern, composer and singer, 52.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 3 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
- 4 Why you're almost certainly more like your father than your mother
- 5 Westboro Baptist Church couldn't picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they didn't know where it was
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests