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TODAY: Captain the Hon Sir Nicholas Beaumont, Director, High Gosforth Park, 67; Mr Vivian Bendall MP, 58; Professor Richard Cassily, operatic tenor, 69; General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 84; The Right Rev John Grindrod, former Archbishop of Brisbane, 77; Sir Anthony Kershaw, former MP, 81; Miss Barbara Leigh- Hunt, actress, 61; Mr Thomas McAvoy MP, 53; Sir Malcolm McIntosh, Chief of Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence, 51; Mr Charles Morris, former MP and government minister, 70; Mr Alberto Morrocco, painter, 79; Sir John Osborn, former MP, 74; Dame Ruth Railton, founder of the National Youth Orchestra, 81; Miss Janette Scott, actress, 58; Mr Stan Smith, tennis player, 50; Mr Roy Thomason MP, 52; Sir Simon Towneley, Lord- Lieutenant of Lancashire, 75; Miss Rosalyn Tureck, conductor, lecturer and writer, 82.

TOMORROW: Mr David Abell, chairman and chief executive, Suter plc, 54; Mr Roy Anderson, chairman emeritus of the Lockheed Corporation, 76; Mr Michael Bogdanov, artistic director, English Shakespeare Company, 58; Professor Stuart Checkley, psychiatrist, 50; Mr Dave Clark, drummer and pop group founder, 54; Lord Croham, former chairman, Guinness Peat group, 79; Mr Geoffrey Davies, actor, 55; Sir Graham Dorey, Bailiff of Guernsey, and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Jersey, 64; Air Marshal Sir John Fitzpatrick, 67; Miss Ida Haendel, violinist, 72; Mr Gunnar Hagglof, Swedish diplomat, 92; Sir Henry Hardman, former senior civil servant, 91; Mr Oliver Heald MP, Under- Secretary for Social Security, 42; Mr Kevin Hughes MP, 44; Mr Joe Jordan, footballer, 45; General Sir Frank Kitson, former Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 70; The Rev Dr Una Kroll, Deacon of the Church in Wales, 71; Mr David McMurray, Headmaster, Oundle School, 59; Mr Oscar Niemeyer, architect, 89; Miss Edna O'Brien, novelist, 60; Mr Michael Peart, ambassador to Fiji and British High Commissioner to Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu, 53; Mr Brian Roper, Vice-Chancellor, University of North London, 47; Mr Austin Savage, Welsh hockey international, 55; Commandant Anne Spencer, former director, Women's Royal Naval Service, 58; Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas, Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, 64; Professor Maurice Wilkins, biophysicist, 80.

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