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Mr Leo Abse, former MP, 77; Lord Airedale, Deputy Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 79; Mr Eddie Albert, film actor, 86; Sir Michael Atiyah, mathematician, 65; Sir Christopher Ball, linguist and former Warden, Keble College, Oxford, 59; Mr Lewis Biggs, curator, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 42; Mr Alan Bond, yachtsman and businessman, 56; Mr Peter Bowring, former chairman, CT Bowring, 71; Mr Glen Campbell, country singer 56; Mlle Yvette Chauvire, ballerina assoluta, 77; Sir John Chilcot, permanent secretary, Northern Ireland Office, 55; Mr George Cole, actor, 69; Miss Carole Drinkwater, actress, 46; Mr Alan Dukes, former leader of the Fine Gael party in Ireland, 49; Dr Eric Fenby, former Professor of Harmony, Royal Academy of Music, 88; Mr Peter Frampton, rock star, 44; Mr Lloyd Honeyghan, a welterweight boxing champion, 34; Mr Robin Hutton, merchant banker, 61; Mr Ronald Hynd, choreographer, 63; Mr Robert Key MP, Under-Secretary of State, National Heritage, 49; Mr Archy Kirkwood MP, 48; Mr Nico Ladenis, restaurateur, 60; Lord Menuhin OM, violinist, 78; Mr Jack Nicholson, actor, 57; The Earl of Oxford and Asquith, former Governor of the Seychelles, 78; Miss Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist, 66; Sir Edward Ratford, ambassador to Norway, 60; Mr RJ Ritchie, former tennis player, 84; Professor Sir Eric Scowen, physician, 84; Mr Charles Sisson, author and poet, 80; Mr David Summerscale, Headmaster, Westminster School, 57; Sir Robert Wade-Gery, executive director, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, 65.
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