Yasutomo Nagai, motorcycle racer, died Assen, Netherlands 12 September, aged 29. Died in a crash at the Superbike World Championship, while riding for the Yamaha Team.
Jeremy Brett, actor, died London 12 September, aged 59. Played Sherlock Holmes in the 1984-94 television series, as well as film roles in War and Peace (1955) and My Fair Lady (1965) and stage appearances in A Voyage Round My Father (1972) and The Tempest (1983). [An obituary follows].