Evans in 2010, when he retired to become ballet master with the NYCB

Albert Evans: Dancer who became one of only two African-American principal dancers with the New York City Ballet

Evans danced a huge variety of roles, from classical to modern

Suart: he was an astute reader of the game

Ron Suart: Versatile defender who later managed, helping to take Chelsea to glory in the FA Cup and Cup-Winners' Cup

Suart was an astute reader of the game and an excellent timer of tackles

Foreman: seen as the natural successor to Eric Coates, he wrote at least 150 pieces

Ernest Tomlinson: Composer and conductor who bestrode the world of light music and devoted himself to saving and promoting it

Tomlinson won two Ivor Novello Awards, and was created an MBE for services to music

Horner in 1998 with his Academy Awards for ‘Titanic’

James Horner: Composer who won two Oscars for Titanic, and also wrote for Avatar, Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind

Over four decades, Horner composed the scores for upwards of 150 films

Salter: he worked slowly, producing only six novels

James Salter: Writer whose cult following admired his linguistically exquisite explorations of transience, love and war

The prize-winning author didn't enjoy great commercial success but was highly admired by critics and peers

Sneddon: ‘a colleague of modesty, honesty, sincerity and integrity’

Charlie Sneddon: Politician who did much valuable work as Provost of Bo'ness and Convener of Scotland's Central Region

Sneddon believed that the break-up of the Scottish Regional Government was politically criminal

Lester in 1954: he was formidable on hard, fast surfaces

Ted Lester: Cricketer whose prolific scoring put him at the heart of arguably Yorkshire's strongest batting line-up

Lester's great knowledge of the game, of pitches and opponents, and his perception, observation and memory, made him an invaluable adviser to a string of Yorkshire captains

Starr in 1959, arriving in New Orleans to visit Earl Long following his release from a psychiatric hospital

Blaze Starr: Burlesque artiste whose affair with the Governor of Louisiana caused a national scandal in the United States

She developed an array of exotic stage acts, including one in which a panther nibbled at her costume until it fell to the floor

Woodhead in 2005: the teaching unions were ecstatic when he resigned from Ofsted

Chris Woodhead: Head of Ofsted whose six-year reign saw him vilified by some but admired by others for his drive to raise standards

He was a "thorn in the flesh" of what he perceived to be the progressive education practices that he insisted had led to systematic failure within the education system

Sirs in 1980: he sought to smoke out the militants from his beloved Labour Party

Bill Sirs: Steelworkers' leader whose political moderation saw him respected by many but opposed by Arthur Scargill

A genuine man of the people, he made no secret of the fact that his interest in union work was a result of the exploitation he saw around him

Geraint Gruffydd

R Geraint Gruffydd: Scholar of the Reformation in Wales who became one of the leading figures of Welsh academic and cultural life

He wrote lucidly on William Morgan, translator of the Bible into Welsh and put together an attractively illustrated account of Welsh literature

Demirel with his wife Nizmiye in 2000; he was seen as lacking charisma, but he excelled at back-room infighting

Suleyman Demirel: Prime Minister of Turkey widely admired for efforts to preserve democracy

Demirel helped bring democracy and industry to a country that had fallen far behind its European neighbours and was struggling to catch up

Chartoff in 1977 with the Best Picture Academy Award for ‘Rocky’

Robert Chartoff: Oscar-winning producer who made the Rocky series and Raging Bull

Born in Depression-era New York City, he had been a producer for nearly a decade when he found his career-defining hit in Rocky

Vergé in 1990: he learned to cook when he was five, he said, standing on a bench and watching his aunt Célestine at the stove

Roger Verge: Chef and cookery writer who championed nouvelle cuisine but was also highly accessible for home cooks

A keen collector of contemporary French art, Vergé was an interesting and genuinely nice man

Jamie Rentoul: Senior civil servant in the Department of Health who also served as director of Tony Blair's Strategy Unit

His Civil Service interviewers asked him if he was always so laidback; he suavely replied that it was because they had put him at his ease

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