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TODAY: The Sultan of Brunei, 49; Professor Sir James Ball, Professor of Economics, London Business School, 62; Dr Jocelyn Bell Burnell, astronomer, 52; Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 61; Mr Julian Bream, guitarist, 62; Mr Geoffrey Burgon, composer, 54; Lord Buxton of Alsa, former chairman, Anglia Television, 77; Miss Carmen Callil, founder, Virago Press, 57; Mr Robert Conquest, author, 78; Professor Sir David Cox, former Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford, 71; Mr John Denham MP, 42; Sir Alexander Durie, former vice-president, Automobile Association, 80; Sir Malcolm Edge, Deputy Master and Chairman, Board of Trinity House, 64; Air Marshal the Rev Sir Paterson Fraser, 88; Sir Simon Gourlay, former President, National Farmers' Union, 61; Sir John Graham Bt, former diplomat, 69; Mr Ronald Hadfield, Chief Constable, West Midlands, 56; Mr Ralph Hammond Innes, novelist, 82; Mr Trevor Horn, songwriter, 46; Miss Ann Jellicoe, playwright and theatre director, 68; Mr Charles Kelly, Chief Constable, Staffordshire, 65; Sir Larry Lamb, former Editor, Daily Express, 66; Mr Henry McCubbin, MEP, 53; Dame Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher, 76; Mrs Juliet Pannett, portrait painter, 84; Mrs Marion Roe MP, 59; Miss Linda Ronstadt, singer, 49; Mr Ron Smith, trade-unionist, 80; Air Chief Marshal Sir Ruthven Wade, 75.

TOMORROW: Professor Anita Brookner, art historian and novelist, 57; Mr Alan Campbell-Johnson, public relations consultant, 82; Mr Phillip Carrick, cricketer, 43; Mrs Margaret Court, tennis player, 53; Mr Alan Donnelly, MEP, 38; Mr Frank Field MP, 53; Professor Sir Hugh Ford, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, London University, 82; Sir John Freeland QC, former legal adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 68; Sir Charles Graham Bt, former Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, 76; Mr Brian Howard, former deputy chairman, Marks & Spencer, 69; Miss Shirley Hughes, author and illustrator, 68; Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 80; The Ven Dr Harold Lockley, former Archdeacon of Loughborough, 79; Mr Thomas Megahy, MEP, 66; Mr Edward Miller, former Master, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 80; Sir Michael Morland, High Court judge, 66; Lord Prentice, former government minister, 72; Professor Sir Philip Randle, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Biochemistry, Oxford University, 69; General Bernard Rogers, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 74; Mr Tom Rosenthal, publisher, 60; Mr John Warr, former president, MCC, 68; Miss Diana Warwick, trade union leader, 50; Dr Trevor Williams, scientific consultant, 74; Sir George Young MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 54; Mr Pinchas Zukerman, violinist, 47.

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