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Carr in 1993: in academic circles he was known as an amiable, brilliant, selfdeprecating professor

Professor Sir Raymond Carr: Celebrated scholar whose work explained and illuminated Spanish society before, during and after the Franco regime

In British academic circles he was known as an amiable, self-deprecating, brilliant professor, shrouded in cigarette smoke, a keen musician with a spectacular social life - in Spain he had almost the status of a national hero

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Maya Plisetskaya: Ballerina whose charisma and talent helped her fight the Soviet authorities and achieve international fame

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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

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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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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)

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

Sawyer Sweeten: Actor who made his name playing one of the cute twins on the comedy show 'Everyone Loves Raymond'

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

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

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