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TODAY: Mr Alistair Baillie, former diplomat, 66; Mrs Mair Barnes, chairman, Dollond and Aitchison, 54; Mr John Barron, actor, 78; Professor Anthony Clare, psychiatrist, 56; Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge, consultant, Barclays Bank and former cricketer, 66; Sir Gerald Elliot, former chairman, Christian Salvesen, 75; Mr Jeremy Hindley, horse-racing trainer, 55; Sir James Hodge, ambassador to Thailand, 55; Ms Helen Jones MP, 44; Dame Joan Kelleher, former director, WRAC, 83; Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, former MP, 62; Dr John Marek MP, 58; Miss Suzy Menkes, fashion editor, International Herald Tribune, 55; Miss Thea Porter, fashion designer, 71; Mr Norman Rossington, actor, 70; Mr John D. Taylor MP, 61; Miss Carol Vorderman, broadcaster and writer, 38; Mr Philip Ziegler, writer and editor, 69.

TOMORROW: Princess Alexandra, 62; Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, 97; Lord Annan, writer, 82; Miss Sheila Browne, former Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, 74; Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer, Department of Health, 57; Mr Brian Connelly, diplomat, 57; Mr Nick Conway, actor, 36; Mr Quentin Crisp, writer and performer, 90; Mr Edward Davey MP, 33; Ms Barbara Follett MP, 56; Professor Christopher Frayling, Rector and Vice-Provost, Royal College of Art, 52; The Right Rev Noel Jones, Bishop of Sodor and Man, 66; Miss Annie Lennox, singer, 44; Professor Philip Love, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool University, 59; Mr Tony Martin, singer and actor, 85; Sir Peter Matthews, former Chief Constable of Surrey, 81; Mr Ismail Merchant, film producer, 62; Professor Phyllida Parsloe, former Warden of Wills Hall, Bristol University, 68; Mr Lawrie Quinn MP, 42; Mr Noel Redding, rock musician, 53; Mr John Sharman, former High Commissioner to the Seychelles, 61; Lord Sheppard of Didgemere, former chairman, Grand Metropolitan, 66; Miss Sissy Spacek, actress, 49; Mr Nigel Starmer-Smith, sports commentator, 54; Sir Noel Stockdale, life president of the ASDA group, 78; Mr Stephen Twigg MP, 32; The Right Rev Benjamin Vaughan, former Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, 81; Sir Christopher Wates, chief executive of Wates Building Group, 59.