Abu Ein in 2012: he died during an altercation with Israeli solders in the West Bank

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Arnie Mitchell: Wing-half who played in all 11 positions for Exeter City and led the club to their first professional promotion

Mitchell was at his best as a driving, inspirational midfielder

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In retirement Bonsall took up the cause of preserving the Bletchley site for posterity

Brace, left, in Tokyo in 1973, having just been released by the Vietcong

Ernest Brace: War hero court-martialled for desertion who became the longest-serving civilian prisoner of war in Vietnam

John McCain, the former US Presidential candidate, occupied the cell next to Brace's at the Hanoi Hilton

West with his cheap alcohol: his big idea came from seeing returning holidaymakers stocking up on the way back to Britain

Dave West: Businessman who became a trailblazer in the booze-cruise market then expanded into PR and lap-dancing clubs

After a spell in the Merchant Navy he began his business career as a market trader, selling vegetables and flowers

Mobley: her role opposite The King in ‘Harum Scarum’ involved, she said, ‘about 17 million yards of orange chiffon’

Mary Ann Mobley: Beauty queen who was crowned Miss America in 1958 and went on to make two films with Elvis Presley

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Chapman: He delivered numerous wafer-thin majorities during the Maastricht debates

Sydney Chapman: MP who planted a tree in ’73 and gave sterling service to John Major but came to grief over Portcullis House

The Queen told John Major that Chapman was the best letter-writer she had ever encountered

Weatherwax as Pugsley: a jovial inventor, the Addams’ son built a robot and a computer, as well as a disintegrator gun

Ken Weatherwax: Child actor who found roles difficult to come by after playing Pugsley in the 1960s series 'The Addams Family'

Ken Weatherwax was a child actor who played Pugsley, the talented but devious son of the house, in The Addams Family television series in the 1960s.

Fearn: when he returned from India he rose to a senior rank in the Scottish Office

John Martin Fearn: One of the last members of the 'heaven-born' elite of the Indian Civil Service in the run-up to independence

John Martin Fearn was one of the last of the Indian Civil Service elite, the “heaven-born” 800 or 900 men who at any one time governed 250 million people in British imperial India.

Stewart: she could summon the spirit of coinneach, or, loosely, ‘soul’ topic records

Sheila Stewart: The singer who succeeded her mother Belle as doyenne of the Scots Travellers' tradition of folk songs and storytelling

Sheila Stewart ranked as one of the foremost exponents of Scots Travellers’ traditional ballads and folk songs and storytelling.

Scot Young and Noelle Reno. Bankrupt property tycoon Young has died after reportedly falling onto railings outside a London property

Scot Young: Entrepreneur who accumulated a vast fortune but who had claimed to be broke in a bitter legal battle with his ex-wife

Scot Young was an entrepreneur who had lived a luxurious but hitherto very private lifestyle, with homes in London and Florida, yachting holidays, fine dining and presidential hotel suites. His private life became the subject of public interest as a result of the acrimonious divorce case which began in 2006, when he separated from his wife Michelle, who claimed £300 million as a financial settlement. He was declared bankrupt in 2010, a result, he said, of property deals that had gone wrong and left him £28 million in debt.

Anthony Marshall (centre) is escorted out of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office in New York

Anthony Marshall: Diplomat convicted of conspiring to steal the fortune of his mother, the heiress Brooke Asto

Anthony Marshall was a diplomat, CIA official and theatre producer who was convicted of conspiring to steal the wealth of his ailing mother, Brooke Astor, the New York socialite and philanthropist, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He received a jail sentence of one to three years but, afflicted by congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s disease, he was medically paroled after serving eight weeks.  Once the doyenne of the New York elite, Astor died in 2007 at the age of 105.

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