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TODAY: Sir Brian Bailey, former chairman, Television South West, 72; Mr Dudley Barker, writer, 85; Major Sir Shane Blewitt, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 60; Mr Humphrey Burton, artistic adviser, Barbican Centre, 64; Sir Kenneth Carlisle MP, 54; Mr Lawrence Cunliffe MP, 66; Mr Stephen Dorrell MP, Secretary of State for National Heritage, 43; Professor Mary Douglas, anthropologist, 74; Professor Sir Raymond Firth, anthropologist, 94; Mr Nigel Forman MP, 52; Professor Sir Patrick Forrest, surgeon, 72; Mr Robert Fox, impresario, 43; Miss Aretha Franklin, singer, 53; Sir Peter Gibbings, former chairman, Anglia TV, 66; Mrs Penelope Gilliatt, author, 63; Mr Paul Michael Glaser, actor, 51; General Sir James Glover, former Commander- in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 66; Mr David Hicks, interior designer, 66; Mr Elton John, rock singer, 48; Mr Geoffrey John, chairman, Dairy Crest, 61; The Most Rev Alwyn Rice Jones, Archbishop of Wales, 61; Mr Nick Lowe, rock performer and composer, 46; Sir Bernard Miller, former chairman, John Lewis Partnership, 91; Mr Leif Mills, general secretary, Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, 59; Lord Quinton, former chairman of the Board, British Library, 70; Miss Dorothy Squires, singer, 80; Lord Walker of Worcester, former MP, 62; Mr Michael Whitlam, director-general, British Red Cross Society, 48.

TOMORROW: Mr David Amess MP, 43; Mr Alan Arkin, actor, 61; Mr Graham Barlow, cricketer, 45; Mr Pierre Boulez, conductor and composer, 70; Mr James Caan, actor, 56; Miss Carole Carr, singer, 67; Miss Kyung-wha Chung, concert violinist, 47; Lord Graham of Edmonton, former MP, 70; Mr William Hague MP, 34; Miss Jean Graham Hall, former circuit judge, 78; Lord Hooson QC, 70; Air Marshal Sir Peter Horsley, chairman, Osprey Aviation, 74; Miss Elizabeth Jane Howard, novelist, 72; Sir George Jefferson, chairman, Videotron Corp, 74; Sir Bernard Katz, Nobel prizewinner and biophysicist, 84; The Earl of Kinnoull, former director, Woolwich Equitable Building Society, 60; Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, 81; Sir Leslie Melville, economist, 93; Mr Leonard Nimoy, actor, 64; Mr Geoffrey Paul, journalist, 66; Mr Terry Pryce, chairman, Solway Foods, 61; Mr David Quilter, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, 74; Mr Harry Rabinowitz, conductor and composer, 79; Miss Diana Ross, singer, 51; Mr Amde Turner QC, MEP, 66; Mr Colin Webb, editor- in-chief, Press Association, 56.