Brief Obituaries

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Wong Peng Soon, badminton player, died Singapore, 22 May, aged 78. Four-times All England singles badminton champion, he led the British- ruled Malaya to victories in the Thomas Cup in 1949, 1951, 1952 and 1955.

Willi Daume, Olympic official, died Frankfurt, 20 May, aged 83. An International Olympic Committee member 1956-91; vice-president 1972-76. Instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Munich in 1972.

Joseph Weingarten, pianist and teacher, died 7 April, aged 85. Studied under Zoltan Kodly in Budapest, came to England in 1934, and played extensively with many orchestras. A teacher for 20 years at Trinity College of Music and Birmingham School of Music.

William Carter, soldier, died 18 May, aged 88. During the Second World War was chief engineer of the First Army for the Normandy invasion. As Canal Zone governor 1960-62, ordered desegregation there.

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