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TODAY: Mr Michael Barrett ("Shakin' Stevens"), rock singer, 47; Sir Alan Battersby, Professor of Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University, 70; Sir Arthur Bryan, former Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire, 72; Mr Kenny Dalglish, football player and manager, 44; Mr Graham Dowling, cricketer, 58; Professor Hans Eysenck, psychologist, 79; Mr Harvey Goldsmith, pop music promoter, 49; Mr Bernard Haitink, music director, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 66; Mr John Hunt, former Headmaster of Roedean School, 63; Lord Johnston of Rockport, former chairman, North West Area Conservatives, 80; Mr Francis King, author and drama critic, 72; Mr Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist, 49; Miss Miriam Makeba, singer, 64; Mr Stuart Mawson, otolaryngologist, 77; Mr Patrick Moore, astronomer, 72; Miss Paula Prentiss, actress, 56; Mr Chris Rea, rock musician, 44; Mr Alan Sillitoe, playwright and novelist, 67; Mr Peter Skellern, composer and singer, 48; Sir Keith Stuart, chairman, Associated British Ports Holdings, 55.

TOMORROW: Lady Elizabeth Basset, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 87; The Right Rev Thomas Butler, Bishop of Leicester, 55; Admiral Sir Simon Cassels, 67; The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, premier Earl of Scotland, 68; Mr Jim Dowd MP, 44; Miss Samantha Eggar, actress, 56; Mr Anthony Hedges, composer, 64; The Most Rev Bruno Heim, former Apostolic Pro-Nuncio, 84; Mr Robin Herbert, chairman, Leopold Joseph Holdings, 61; Mr Richard Hickox, conductor, 47; Mrs Ann Longley, Headmistress, Roedean School, 53; Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, chairman, Macfarlane Group, 69; Miss Elspeth March, actress, 84; Lord Marshall of Goring, ambassador to the World Association of Nuclear Operators, 63; Sir Derek Mitchell, former senior civil servant, 73; Miss Elaine Paige, actress and singer, 43; Sir Jack Rumbold, former president, Industrial Tribunals, 75; Mr Dean Stockwell, actor, 59; Air Marshal Sir Thomas Stonor, 59; Mr Barry Tuckwell, conductor and horn player, 64; Mr Des Wilson, Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, BAA plc, 54.

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