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Lev Vlasenko, pianist, died Brisbane, Australia 23 August, aged 67. Professor at Moscow Conservatory for 30 years.

Ahmed Bahaddin, editor and journalist, died Alexandria, Egypt 24 August, aged 69. Head of Egyptian Press Syndicate.

Erwin Leiser, film director, died Zurich, Switzerland 23 August, aged 73. Made documentaries on Nazi war crimes.

Irene Vorrink, politician, died Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 August, aged 78. Former Dutch health and environment minister. Advocate of legalisation of soft drugs.