Obituaries In Brief

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Peter Bean, diplomat, died 30 April, aged 48. Deputy Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office News Department.

Milburn Henke, soldier and restaurateur, died Hutchinson, Minnesota, aged 79. The first GI to set foot on the British Isles during the Second World War, on 26 January 1942 in Belfast.

Ramadan el-Prince (Ramadan Mohammed Shakir), pop singer, died near Asneet, Egypt 26 April, aged 42. Songs include "We Shoulder the Burden Without Our Mothers".

George Fraser, journalist, died Aberdeen 24 April, aged 102. Britain's oldest working journalist; contributed a column to the Press and Journal until earlier this year.

Hassan Tahboub, died Amman, Jordan 27 April, aged 75. Palestinian minister of religious affairs.

Ken Gwilym, died aged 83. President of the Welsh Rugby Union 1984-85.