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TODAY: Miss Mary Allen, former chief executive, the Royal Opera House, 47; Mr Peter Allsop, publisher, 74; Sir John Banham, chairman, Tarmac, 58; Miss Honor Blackman, actress, 72; Mr Marc Bohan, dress designer, 72; Mr Ray Bradbury, writer, 78; Professor Sir Colin Buchanan, town planner, 91; Dr Rob Buckman, broadcaster, 50; M Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer, 90; Maj-Gen Earl Cathcart, 79; Professor Sir Cyril Astley Clarke, geneticist, 91; Mr Steve Davis, snooker player, 41; Miss Margaret Douglas, supervisor of Parliamentary Broadcasting, 64; Miss Anne Downey, circuit judge, 62; Mr Derek Fatchett MP, Minister of State, Foreign Office, 53; Mr Wilfred Harrison, actor, director and playwright, 73; Mr Max Hebditch, former Director of the Museum of London, 61; Mr Kelvin Hopkins MP, 57; Mr Gerald Long, journalist and former chief executive, Reuters, 75; Mr Donald MacLeary, dancer, 61; The Right Rev Robert Martineau, former Bishop of Blackburn, 85; Sir James Menter, former Principal, Queen Mary College, 77; Mr Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Home Office, 55; Sir Leo Pliatzky, former senior civil servant, 79; General Norman Schwarzkopf, former US military commander, 64; Mr Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer and conductor, 70; Mr David Taylor MP, 52; Sir Anthony Tuke, former chairman, Savoy Hotel, 78; Mr Mats Wilander, tennis player, 34.

TOMORROW: Mr Richard Addis, former Editor, The Express, 42; Mr Graeme Bowler, chief executive, Kwik Save, 61; Mr Christopher Blake, actor, 49; Mr Dale Campbell-Savours MP, 55; Mr Geoff Capes, shot putter, 49; Sir Alan Cox, former chief executive, ASW Holdings, 62; Sir Robert Crichton- Brown, former chairman, Rothmans International, 79; Ms Julia Drown MP, 36; Sir John Fairclough, former chief scientific adviser to the Cabinet Office, 68; Mr Alexander Gilmour, director, South West London Community Foundation, 67; Mr Roger Greenaway, popular song composer, 60; Sir John Hoskyns, former chairman, Burton Group, and Emap, 71; Air Chief Marshal Sir Brendan Jackson, former Air Member for Supply and Organisation, Ministry of Defence, 63; Mr Stanley Kitchen, chartered accountant, 85; Mr Peter Lilley MP, 55; Mr Ted Maidment, Headmaster, Shrewsbury School, 56; Mr Christopher Martin, former Headmaster, Millfield School, 60; Mr Jim Murphy MP, 31; Dr Onora O'Neill, Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, 57; Sir Brian Pearse, chairman, LucasVarity, 65; Mr Bob Peck, actor, 53; Mr James Quinn, film producer, 79; Mr David Robb, actor, 51; Mr Willy Russell, writer and playwright, 51; Sir Roy Strong, writer and historian, 63; Mr Peter Thomson, golfer, 69; Field Marshal Lord Vincent of Coleshill, former chairman of Military Committee, Nato, 67; Mr Charles Wardle MP, 59; Sir Brian Young, former chairman, Christian Aid, 76.