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TODAY: Miss Barbara Bel Geddes, actress, 76; Mr Eddie Charlton, snooker player, 69; Mr Michael Collins, astronaut, 68; Mr Hugh Cruttwell, former Principal, Rada, 80; Miss Dale Evans, actress and singer, 86; Viscount Falmouth, former Lord- Lieutenant of Cornwall, 79; Dr Ian Field, former General Secretary, World Medical Associaton, 65; Mr Dick Francis, novelist, 78; Mr Edward Gould, Master, Marlborough College, 55; Mr Alastair Hetherington, former Editor, The Guardian, 79; Mr H.R.F. Keating, crime novelist, 72; Mr Barrie Keeffe, playwright, 53; Professor Robert Mahler, physician, 74; Mr Charles Moore, Editor, The Daily Telegraph, 42; Mr Tom O'Connor, comedian, 58; Sir Jimmy Savile, television presenter, 72; Mr John Sweetman, former Clerk of Committees, House of Commons, 68; Sir Derek Thomas, former diplomat, 69; Baroness Wilcox, former chairman, National Consumer Council, 59.

TOMORROW: Mr Umberto Agnelli, deputy chairman of Fiat, 64; Sir Hugh Bidwell, former Lord Mayor of London, 64; Professor Sir Hermann Bondi, former Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 79; Admiral Sir John Bush, 84; Miss Victoria de los Angeles, soprano, 75; Mr Nigel Dempster, gossip columnist, 57; Mr George Dobry, former circuit judge, 80; Mr Lou Donaldson, alto saxophonist, 72; Miss Tazeena Firth, stage designer, 63; Mr Bruce Grocott MP, 58; Lord Harmar-Nicholls, former MP, 86; Mr David Hobson, former senior partner, Coopers and Lybrand, 76; Sir Wynn Hugh-Jones, former diplomat, 75; Dr Margaret Hustler, Headmistress, Harrogate Ladies College, 49; Mr Andrew Knight, former executive chairman, News International, 59; Dr J. Dickson Mabon, former government minister, 73; Miss Naomi Mitchison, novelist, 101; Mr Nick Owen, broadcaster, 51; Mr Gary Player, golfer, 63; Mr Gerald Ratner, former chairman, Ratners, 49; Mr Nigel Stapleton, chairman, Reed Elsevier, 52.

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