Rendell with a life mask of Handel in 2009 in the room in London where he died

Baroness Rendell of Babergh: Novelist who under her own name and as Barbara Vine explored with compassion human nature’s dark side

Public reserve hid a sly sense of humour and warmth and concern for others

King in 1970: he carried on working until last year, despite coronary problems

Ben E King: Singer and songwriter who worked with the Drifters before going solo and making 'Stand By Me' and 'Spanish Harlem'

‘You can hear something of earlier times, when I’d sing in subway halls for the echo,’ he said of his biggest hit

Lattek is carried off the pitch by his players in 1972 after Bayern Munich had won the Bundesliga title

Udo Lattek: Football coach who won the European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup-Winners' Cup with three different clubs

Farmer’s son Udo Lattek was a phenomenally successful football coach, the only man to attain the continental game’s triple crown – the European Cup, the Cup-Winners’ Cup and the Uefa Cup – by triumphing with three different clubs. Then there was the little matter of eight Bundesliga championships, six with Bayern Munich and two with Borussia Mönchengladbach, and three German Cups, and more, his avalanche of honours spread over a glittering career that spanned three decades.

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Wladyslaw Bartoszewski: Polish resistance hero and Auschwitz survivor who joined Solidarity and twice served as foreign minister

After the war he was jailed by the new regime, which saw the resistance fighters as a threat

The Sweetens in 2010, from the left, Sawyer, Madylin and Sullivan

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Sweeten and his twin brother had been visiting an aunt in Texas when he took his own life with a gun

Jean Nidetch: Entrepreneur who went from self-confessed 'fat housewife' to dieting evangelist with Weight Watchers International

Nidetch's operation became an empire with trademarked packaged foods, best-selling cookbooks, summer camps for children, franchises and millions of followers around the world

Ondricek, right, with Roman Polanski in 2004

Miroslav Ondricek: Cameraman and pioneer of the Czech New Wave who worked with Milos Forman and Lindsay Anderson

Ondricek made his greatest impression with Lasky jedne plavovlasky (Loves of a Blonde, 1965)

Jack Ely: Singer whose sinew-stretching rendition of "Louie Louie" helped make it the second-most covered song in pop music

Ely's religious beliefs prevented his family from releasing of any information about his illness

Andrew Lesnie: Cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his work with Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings

Lesnie died after suffering from a serious heart condition

Patner: he knew everybody, and if you didn’t, he’d put it right

Andrew Patner: Journalist whose eclectic career encompassed the life of Chicago, classical music, cultural matters and politics

A tribute to him in the Maroon said that he was the first full-time journalist on a major Chicago paper to write about being gay, and the first Chicago radio presenter to come out

Harald Hassall

Harold Hassall: Gifted inside-forward who held his own alongside Finney and Matthews but was forced to retire at 25

He went on to work for Fifa, reporting on the 1966 World Cup in England, then became a PE lecturer and part of a study team promoting football in emerging countries

Murray: she played the cello, piano and harpsichord, and sang soprano until a few weeks before her death

Margaret Murray: Teacher inspired by Carl Orff to become a force in musical education in Britain and around the world

Murray believed that every child had music within that could be drawn out and developed

Harris with Orville: he always looked delighted, if slightly surprised, at being a celebrity

Keith Harris: Children's entertainer whose act with his dummies Orville and Cuddles was one of the last triumphs of the variety age

When he landed his own show he honoured the promise he had made to performers he had met on the circuit - "If I get my own show, I'll have you on it" - which led to TV breaks for Brian Conley and Bobby Davro

Abrams receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House

MH Abrams: Author, critic and teacher who championed the Romantic poets and edited the 'Norton Anthology'

Abrams' groundbreaking work celebrated Byron, Keats and other Romantics, emphasising how authors' lives and feelings influenced their work

Maloubier in 2011: he resented the fact that while Resistance agents were treated as heroes by General de Gaulle, he downplayed the role of the SOE

Bob Maloubier: French SOE agent who led sabotage missions on Nazi installations and helped the Resistance liberate Limoges

Maloubier helped create France's Special Forces, notably its equivalent of Britain's Special Boat Service (SBS) and the US Navy Seals.

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