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King Albert II of the Belgians, 60; Sir Derek Alun-Jones, former executive chairman, Ferranti International, 61; Sir Isaiah Berlin OM, former president, the British Academy, 85; Professor Brebis Bleaney, physicist, 79; Mr David Blunkett MP, 47; Mr Bjorn Borg, tennis player, 38; Lord Carrington CH, director and former chairman, Christie's International, 75; Mr David Chipp, former director, Reuter Foundation, 67; Dame Ninette de Valois CH, founder of the Royal Ballet, 96; Mr Mike Gatting, cricketer, 37; Mr Iain Hamilton, composer, 72; Professor Robert Humphreys, historian, 87; Mr Asif Iqbal, former Pakistan cricket captain, 51; Mr J. Kay-Mouat, president of the Alderney States, 61; Lord Kings Norton, Chancellor, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 92; Mr Tim Llewellyn, radio news reporter, 54; Mr Willie-John McBride, rugby-player, 54; Sir Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, former MP, 63; Sir Douglas Morpeth, former partner, Touche Ross & Co, 70; Miss Marion Mould, show jumper, 47; Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman, British United Provident Association, 62; Air Marshal Sir Charles Pringle, 75; Dr Ruth Sanger, former director, MRC Blood Group Unit, 76; Lord Stodart of Leaston, former government minister, 78; Mr Klaus Tennstedt, Conductor Laureate, LPO, 68; Mr Frank Tyson, former England cricketer, 64; Miss Billie Whitelaw, actress, 62.

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