Eugenie Clark has died aged 92

Eugenie Clark: Ichthyologist who overcame gender barriers to become one of the world’s leading authorities on sharks

Eugenie Clark defied society’s expectations about women in science to become one of the world’s leading authorities on sharks. An unabashed adventurer and prolific researcher, Clark travelled the world to study reef fish, sharks and mollusks.

Bradley: a gentle, kind and sensitive man, and a superb lecturer

Professor Donald Bradley: One of Britain's foremost inorganic chemists whose work was key to the growth of modern electronics

Don Bradley was one of Britain’s foremost inorganic chemists, a Royal Medallist of the Royal Society and Mond Prize Lecturer of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Soft Machine and cream cakes in 1967, from the left: Robert Wyatt, Allen, Kevin Ayers and Mike Ratledge

Daevid Allen: Musician who became a founder member of Soft Machine and the visionary leader of influential space rockers Gong

In the 1960s, the Melbourne-born singer, guitarist and poet Daevid Allen travelled to Europe in search of “the hot spots of culture” and became a hugely influential figure of the rock underground in the UK, France and beyond.

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

Albert McPherson: Defensive stalwart for Walsall who became mentor at West Bromwich Albion to the young Bryan Robson

McPherson found his most productive niche working with youngsters

Pratchett: he called for bankers' multi-million-pound bonuses to be used to fight dementia

Sir Terry Pratchett: Author's Discworld series of novels sold millions and faced early-onset Alzheimer's with courage and wit

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

Kahn rings the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005 to mark his 100th birthday

Irving Kahn: Businessman and investor who began in the 1930s and continued working on Wall Street into his 12th decade

Until his death at 109, Kahn was Wall Street's oldest stockbroker and presumed to be the world's oldest active investment professional

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

Riddington: his rise coincided with a move away from single plays to series

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'

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