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Miss Jane Alexander, actress, 53; Mr Peter Baring, chairman, Barings, 57; Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst, 87; Mr Henry Candy, racehorse trainer, 48; Professor David Davies, vice-chancellor, Loughborough University, 57; Mr Carl Davis, composer and conductor, 56; Sir Frederick Delve, former fire brigade chief, 90; Mr David Dimbleby, television presenter and newspaper proprietor, 54; Professor Sir Richard Doll, cancer researcher, 80; Sir Ewen Fergusson, ambassador to France, 60; Mr Wayne Fontana, rock singer, 47; Lord Fraser of Kilmorack, politician and former director of Glaxo, 77; Mr Christopher Gill MP, 56; Lord Hesketh, 42, Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords; Mr Mark James, golfer, 39; Surgeon Rear-Admiral John Keeling, 71; Miss Cleo Laine, singer, 65; Mr Hank Marvin, rock musician, 51; Miss Sophie Mirman, former chairman, Sock Shop, 36; Mr Michael Noakes, painter, 59; Mr Harry Oppenheimer, former chairman, Anglo-American Corporation of SA and De Beers Consolidated Mines, 84; Miss Joan Plowright (Lady Olivier), actress, 63; Sir Rex Richards, chancellor, Exeter University, 70; Mr William Rodgers, director-general, Royal Institute of British Architects, 64; Mr Jonas Salk, inventor of an anti-polio vaccine, 78; Mr Dennis Taylor, former snooker champion, 44; Mr Alan Whitehead, cricket umpire, 52.