Zhelyu Zhelev was Bulgaria’s first democratically elected head of state

Zhelyu Zhelev: Dissident who fought the dictatorship in Bulgaria before becoming its first democratically elected head of state

He spent years in internal exile, scraping a living from odd jobs on farms

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Tomie Ohtake: Painter and sculptor who moved to Brazil, where she became noted for her public artworks

A famous piece of her work, a wave-shaped sculpture commemorating Japanese immigrants to Brazil, that resembles a row of oversized ribbons, sits next to a major thoroughfare in Sao Paulo

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As an editor he was a stickler for accuracy and would have been incensed by sloppy subbing - his energy was seemingly inexhaustible

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David Carr: Journalist and authority on digital media who wrote an acclaimed memoir of his fight against drug addiction

David Carr was a much-loved and respected journalist who wrote a well-received memoir about his fight with drug addiction.

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Steve Strange: Lead singer with Visage and club owner who became the leading light of the 1980s New Romantic movement

A flamboyant figure with a self-destructive streak, Steve Strange was one of the prime movers behind the New Romantic movement which changed the shape, look and sound of the British music scene at the tail end of the 1970s and introduced several of the acts who dominated the charts around the world in the first half of the '80s.

Andrew Rosenfeld: Businessman who made a fortune from property then became a noted philanthropist and Labour Party donor

Andrew Rosenfeld, who has died aged 52, was an entrepreneur who made a £100 million fortune from property development through his company, Minerva, and ploughed back considerable sums into supporting charitable causes and the Labour Party.

Michael Mason: Journalist and activist who helped make the paper 'Capital Gay' a fun read, but with a serious side in the era of Aids

Mason's finest hour was being asked, in 1979, to lead the Pride parade in San Francisco on the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Simon: from the 1980s he had been criticised by some for perceived anti-Israeli bias

Bob Simon: Journalist who won 27 Emmys in a five-decade career of reporting from worldwide trouble spots

Simon was a correspondent for 60 Minutes and had covered stories including the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the Vietnam War during his long career

Bunny Briggs: Tony-winning tap dancer who worked with some of jazz's biggest performers, including Duke Ellington

Briggs' gifts as a jazz percussionist gave him an astonishing sense of rhythm

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Billy Casper: Golfer who won prolifically but who became unfairly overshadowed by 'The Big Three' of his generation

Casper won 51 tournaments, putting him at No 7 on the career list behind Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson

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Kayla Mueller: Aid worker and peace campaigner who worked in East Jerusalem before being held hostage by Isis in Syria

Mueller died, according to her captors, in an airstrike by the Jordanian air force on the city of Raqqa in Syria, though US authorities disputed this

Leeds players and a young fan before the 1965 FA Cup final: left to right, Storrie, Bobby Collins, Billy Bremner, Alan Peacock and Norman Hunter

Jim Storrie: Inside-forward who scored consistently for Don Revie's first trophy-winning Leeds United side of the 1960s

Storrie scored 58 times in 126 Football League matches for Leeds, the kind of ratio that would have made him worth millions in today's market

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Kenji Ekuan: Designer whose work took in motorcycles and the bullet train as well as his familiar tabletop soya bottle

His designs originated from the sights of Hiroshima's devastation after dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945.

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Lizabeth Scott: 'The Queen of Film Noir' who played the femme fatale opposite Bogart, Mitchum, Douglas, Lancaster and Powell

Scott exuded allure but also elements of danger and hints of double-dealing

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Lord Gavron of Highgate: Printing tycoon with keen sense of social justice whose support for Labour was rewarded with a peerage

He was outraged by the exorbitant salaries captains of industry paid themselves

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