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TODAY: Sir James Baddiley, biochemist, 81; Sir William Batty, former chairman, Ford Motor Co, 86; Mr David Boston, former director, Horniman Museum, 68; Mr Michael Browning, actor, 69; Dame Eugenia Charles, former prime minister of Dominica, 80; Miss Constance Cummings, actress, 89; Mr Ted Dexter, former England cricket captain, 64; Mr Peter Ellwood, chief executive, Lloyds TSB Group, 56; Mr Brian Eno, rock musician and composer, 51; The Hon Sir David Gore-Booth, High Commissioner to India, 56; Mr Richard Hough, writer, 77; Mr John Lanchbery, conductor and ballet composer, 76; Miss Barbara Lott, actress, 79; Lord McDonald, former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 83; Sir Frederick Mason, former diplomat, 86; Mr Mike Oldfield, rock singer and guitarist, 46; Professor Philip Reynolds, former Vice- Chancellor, Lancaster University, 79; Mr Anthony Shaffer, playwright, 73; Mr Peter Shaffer, playwright, 73; Mr Peter Smith, High Commissioner to Lesotho, 57; Mr Neil Stacey, actor, 58; Mr Ralph Steadman, cartoonist, 63; Professor Sir Eric Stroud, paediatrician, 75; Sir David Trippier, former government minister, 53.

TOMORROW: Canon Reginald Askew, former dean of King's College, London, 71; Mr Stuart Bell MP, 61; Dr Peter Brand MP, 52; Mr Pierce Brosnan, actor, 48; Sir Colin Cole, former Garter Principal King of Arms, 77; Mr Don Concannon, former government minister, 69; Mr Mark Elliott, ambassador to Norway, 60; Sir Nicholas Goodison, deputy chairman, Lloyds TSB Group, 65; Mr Jimmy Hood MP, 50; Mr Roy Hudd, comedian, 63; Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, former president of the Gambia, 75; Maj-Gen Sir Desmond Langley, former Governor of Bermuda, 69; Professor Peter Levi, poet and archaeologist, 68; Sir David Maclean MP, 46; Mr John McWilliam MP, 58; Professor Kenneth Morgan, former principal, University College of Wales, Aberyswyth, 65; Sir David Penry-Davey, High Court judge, 57; Professor Gareth Roberts, Vice- Chancellor, Sheffield University, 59; Miss Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player, 29; The Right Rev Kenneth Skelton, former Bishop of Lichfield, 81; Mr Studs Louis Terkel, writer and interviewer, 87; Mr John Walford, solicitor, 72; General Sir Antony Walker, former Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 65; Sir Charles Wilson, former principal, Glasgow University, 90; Sir Russell Wood, former Deputy Treasurer to the Queen, 77.