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TODAY: The Princess Royal, 48; Sir Charles Carter, economist, 79; Mr Jim Dale, actor, 63; Mr Edmund Dell, former government minister, and chairman, Prison Reform Trust, 77; Mr James Flecker, former Headmaster, Ardingly College, 59; Mr Lukas Foss, composer, 76; Miss Jenny Hanley, actress, 51; Dame Wendy Hiller, actress, 86; Miss Rita Hunter, soprano, 65; Lord Ingrow, former Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, 81; Miss Joan Jefferson (Lady Appleyard), former Headmistress, St Swithun's School, Winchester, 52; Mr Jack Lynch, former prime minister of the Irish Republic, 81; Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, MEP, 49; Sir Patrick Nairne, former Master, St Catherine's College, Oxford, 77; Sir Kenneth Newman, former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 72; Maj-Gen Kenneth Perkins, 72; Mr Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist, 73; Sir Oliver Popplewell, High Court judge, 71; Professor Sir Leon Radzinowicz, criminologist, 92; Lady Jean Rankin, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 93; Mr Jack Russell, cricketer, 35; Sir Michael Rutter, child psychiatrist, 65; Air Vice- Marshal John de Milt Severne, Extra Equerry to the Queen, 73; Lord Steyn, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 66; Mr Robert Syms MP, 42; Sir Stephen Tumim, President elect, Unlock, 68; Sir Kenneth Warren, engineering consultant, 72; Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Wratten, 59.

TOMORROW: Mr David Beaumont, High Commissioner to Botswana, 56; Mr Bruce Beresford, film director, 58; Miss Ann Blyth, actress, 70; The Right Rev Ronald Bowlby, former Bishop of Southwark, 72; The Most Rev Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, 59; Miss Ann Chant, chief executive, Child Support Agency, 53; Sir Philip Dowson, architect, president, Royal Academy, 74; Mr George Galloway MP, 44; Lord Gillmore of Thamesfield, former Head of the Diplomatic Service, 64; Miss Eydie Gorme, singer, 66; Miss Katharine Hamnett, fashion designer, 51; Mr Trevor McDonald, television news presenter, 59; Madonna (Louise Vernon Ciccione), rock singer, 40; Sir Donald Maitland, former diplomat, 76; Mr Thomas Maschler, publisher, Jonathan Cape Children's Books, 65; Mr Danny Moss, saxophonist, 71; Mr Fess Parker, actor, 72; Mr John Standing (Sir John Leon Bt), actor, 64; Professor William St Clair Symmers, pathologist, 81; Mr Jeff Thomson, cricketer, 48; Mr Arthur Walsh, chairman, National Transcommunications, 72; Sir Jack Wellings, former chairman, the 600 Group, 81; Mr Franz Welser- Most, music director, the London Philharmonic, 38; Professor Brian Woledge, Emeritus Professor of French Language and Literature, London University, 94.