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TODAY: Mr John Baxter, Head Master, Wells Cathedral School, 57; Professor Malcolm Bradbury, novelist, 64; Lord Charteris of Amisfield, former Provost of Eton, 83; Mr Kevin Curran, cricketer, 37; Mr J. Paul Getty II, philanthropist, 64; Mr Peter Gill, playwright and Associate Director, Royal National Theatre, 57; Mr Chris Green, Chief Executive, English Heritage, 53; Miss Margaret Hampshire, former Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College, 78; Miss Dianne Hayter, chief executive, European Parliamentary Labour Party, 47; Lord Jenkin of Roding, former MP, 70; Mr Elia Kazan, author and film director, 87; Sir Ian Kennedy, High Court judge, 66; Sir Douglas Lovelock, former civil servant, 73; Professor Sir Brian Pippard, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Cambridge, 76; Mr Michael Robbins, historian, 81; Sir Neil Shields, former chairman, Commission for New Towns, 77; Mr Graham Whetton, composer, 69; Air Marshal Sir John Whitley, 91; Mr Bruce Yardley, cricketer, 49.

TOMORROW: Miss Jeannette Altwegg (Mrs M. Wirz), Olympic skater, 66; Mr Frankie Avalon, singer, 56; Professor Sir Derek Barton, organic chemist, 78; Sir Hugh Bennett, High Court judge, 53; Sir John D.K. Brown, former chairman, McLeod Russel plc, 83; Mr Ian Davidson MP, 46; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 62; Miss Anne Diamond, television presenter, 42; Mr Michael Frayn, author and playwright, 63; Mr John Garrett MP, 65; Miss Judith Hann, television writer and presenter, 54; Mr Fred Jarvis, former general secretary, National Union of Teachers, 72; Mr Stefan Johansson, motor racing driver, 40; Sir Denys Lasdun, architect, 82; The Marquess of Lothian, former Conservative minister, 74; Mr Geoff Miller, cricketer, 44; Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Newman, Flag Officer Plymouth and Commander Central Sub Area East Atlantic, 60; Mr Jack Rosenthal, playwright, 65; M Yves St Martin, jockey, 55; Mr Philip O'Connor, writer, 80; Sir Harry Secombe, comedian and singer, 75; Professor Ernst Sondheimer, mathematician, 73; Col James Stirling of Garden, Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, 66; Dame Guinevere Tilney, former UK Representive to the UN on Status of Women, 80; Mr Alan Weeks, television sports commentator, 73; Mr Alfred A. Wood, architect and conservationist, 70.

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