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TODAY: Miss Sarah Brightman, soprano, 38; Mr Ronald Campbell MP, 56; Mr David Crosby, singer, 58; Mrs Jennifer d'Abo, president, Moyses Stevens Investments, 54; Vice Admiral John Dunt, Chief of Fleet Support, 55; Mr Buddy Greco, jazz pianist and singer, 73; Mr David Hopkinson, former chairman, Harrisons and Crossfield, 73; The Rev Dom Philip Jebb, former Head Master, Downside School, 67; Professor Sir Andrew Kay, surgeon, 83; Sir Stuart McKinnon, High Court judge, 61; Sir Robin McLaren, former ambassador to China, 65; Mr Steve Martin, actor and comedian, 54; Lord Mishcon, solicitor, 84; Dr Oliver Neville, former Principal, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 70; Mr Frederic Raphael, novelist, 68; Sir Ronald Stewart, former chairman, London Brick Co, 96; The Right Rev Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter, 70; Lord Whaddon, former MP, chairman, Cambridge Chemical Co, 72; Mr Sydney Wooderson, athlete, 85.

TOMORROW: The Princess Royal, 49; Sir Charles Carter, economist, 80; Mr Jim Dale, actor, 64; Mr Edmund Dell, former government minister, 78; Mr James Flecker, former Headmaster, Ardingly College, 60; Mr Lukas Foss, composer, 77; Miss Jenny Hanley, actress, 52; Dame Wendy Hiller, actress, 87; Lord Ingrow, former Lord- Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, 82; Miss Joan Jefferson (Lady Appleyard), former Headmistress, St Swithun's School, Winchester, 53; Mr Jack Lynch, former prime minister of the Irish Republic, 82; Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, MEP, 50; Sir Patrick Nairne, former Master, St Catherine's College, Oxford, 78; Sir Kenneth Newman, former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 73; Maj-Gen Kenneth Perkins, 73; Mr Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist, 74; Sir Oliver Popplewell, High Court judge, 72; Professor Sir Leon Radzinowicz, criminologist, 93; Lady Jean Rankin, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 94; Mr Jack Russell, cricketer, 36; Sir Michael Rutter, child psychiatrist, 66; Air Vice-Marshal John de Milt Severne, Extra Equerry to the Queen, 74; Lord Steyn, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 67; Mr Robert Syms MP, 43; Sir Stephen Tumim, former Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 69; The Hon William Waldegrave, former government minister, 53; Sir Kenneth Warren, engineering consultant, 73; Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Wratten, 60.