Lawrence Sanders, author, died Pampano Beach, Florida, aged 78. Wrote best-selling novels such as The Anderson Tapes (1970) and The First Deadly Sin (1980)

Sir Arnot Cato, physician and politician, died Bridgetown, Barbados, aged 86. Led attempts to establish a common government for Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados and six other former British colonies in the Caribbean 1959-62. Served as president of the Barbados Senate 1976-86.