Bottrall: ‘I decided that I had no wish to be posted anywhere in the world to tell lies on behalf of my country’

Anthony Bottrall: Diplomat and agricultural expert for developing nations who went on to be a dedicated local councillor

Bottrall strove to overcome prejudice, ignorance, and stultifying dependence on tradition or hierarchy

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McPherson found his most productive niche working with youngsters

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Pratchett was one of the most prolific and successful authors of his generation

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Muffat in London in 2012 with her 400 metres freestyle Olympic gold medal

Camille Muffat: Swimmer who won gold, silver and bronze medals for France at the Olympic Games in London in 2012

Muffat died in the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of 10 people, including champion sailor Florence Arthaud and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine

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Kenneth Riddington: Television drama producer best known for the original 'House of Cards' as well as 'A Very Peculiar Practice'

Riddington was known for producing erudite, refined dramas that worked both at surface level, be they political thrillers or romances, and at a deeper level, as vivid journeys into our capacity for evil or love

Harry Yeadon

Harry Yeadon: Civil engineer who played a key role in the development of the Preston By-pass, Britain's first motorway

He realised that an improved road network was fundamental to the area's economic regeneration.

Florence Arthaud

Florence Arthaud: Sailor who helped open up sailing for women and won La Route Du Rhum 12 years before Ellen MacArthur

"I'm not happy unless I can go out to sea," said Arthaud. "Once you reach international waters, we're all equal."

The original 'Simpsons' triumvirate in 1990: left to right, Matt Groening, James L Brooks and Simon

Sam Simon: Writer and producer who started out on 'Taxi' and 'Cheers' before making his name as co-creator of 'The Simpsons'

Simon was regarded as a master of sitcom script structure and punchline set-ups

Albert, right, and David Maysles in New York in 1969 making their film 'Salesman'

Albert Maysles: Pioneer of cinéma vérité who with his brother David was best-known for 'Grey Gardens' and 'Gimme Shelter'

Their films derived their dramatic strength from the intimate presence of the hand-held camera and the revelations of unguarded dialogue

Molyneaux in 1985: when he was described as the 'dull dog' of politics he was delighted rather than offended

James Molyneaux: Ulster Unionist leader for 16 years who fought an ultimately losing battle to maintain the status quo

A leader of the Orange Order and associated organisations for almost half a century, he was never known as a bigot or as aggressive in his Protestantism

The pioneering author Yasar Kemal died at the age of 92

Yasar Kemal: Author who came into conflict with Turkey for addressing human rights

'We still have to work very hard to achieve democracy in Turkey, I will continue to write these things until there are no trials against expression'

Minnie Minoso of the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field during a Cardinals game against the Chicago Cubs in April 1962

Minnie Minoso: Baseball player who became the game’s first Latino star

'I have baseball in my blood,” Miñoso once said, 'baseball is all I’ve ever wanted to do'

Joe Beltrami top defence lawyer on phone behind desk in Glasgow office

Joe Beltrami: Barrister and former criminal defence lawyer who saved a dozen men from the gallows

He defended more than 350 accused murderers, winning more often than not, and he was never from the headlines, not least when he defended a grizzly bear

John Burr Fairchild, journalist, has died aged 87

John Fairchild: Journalist who transformed 'Women's Wear Daily' while skewering the great and good of the fashion world

John Fairchild took Women’s Wear Daily from a dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force. Fairchild headed his family’s publishing business, Fairchild Publications, for more than 30 years, including a long stint as the tyrannical editor-in-chief of WWD and founding chief of W magazine.

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