Dmitry Pokrovsky, folk singer, died Moscow 29 June, aged 52. In 1973 founded the dozen-strong Pokrovsky Singers, who performed Russian peasant music in Russia and abroad, using traditional instruments and wearing village dress.
Steve Tesich, playwright and screenwriter, died Nova Scotia 1 July, aged 53. Wrote scripts for Eyewitness (1981), The World According to Garp (1982) and Breaking Away, for which he won an Oscar in 1979.
Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, died 5 June, aged 59. In the mid-1970s successfully campaigned for legal exemptions for Sikhs, who wear turbans, from wearing crash helmets.
Sir Arthur Snelling, diplomat, died 25 June, aged 82. High Commissioner in Ghana 1959-61 and British Ambassador to South Africa 1970-72.Reuse content