Obituaries

Obituaries

Former Liverpool star Ronnie Moran dies, aged 83

Former Liverpool captain, coach and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83.

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2012: The Queen shaking hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness watched by First minister Peter Robinson (centre) at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

How should we remember Martin McGuinness?

HE WAS a butcher’s assistant on the Bogside, not yet 20, when he watched them fight pitched battles on his street.

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Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies at 86

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter has died aged 86.

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Lives lost and peace won: Martin McGuinness, a politician who defined modern Ulster

IT LASTED just a few seconds seconds, but it was a moment of historic significance when Martin McGuinness and the Queen first shook hands.

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Yorkshire MP joins tributes to ‘remarkable’ Ulster politician Martin McGuinness

Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66 after a short illness.

The Sinn Fein veteran was diagnosed with a rare heart condition at the end of last year.

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The funeral of Yorkshire County Cricket Clubs president, John Hampshire, at Rotherham Minster; left, Hampshire in his cricketing heyday when he piled on runs for Yorkshire and ultimately England.

Generations of cricketers say goodbye to president

Under leaden skies and in a stiff March breeze, three generations of Yorkshire cricket came together yesterday to remember one of its finest practitioners.

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John Surtees was the only man to win the Formula One and motorcycle grand prix titles

Gallery: Death of motorsport champ John Surtees

John Surtees, the only man to win the Formula One and motorcycle grand prix titles has died aged 83, his family has announced.

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Geoffrey Thompson

World War Two D-Day and Operation Market Garden glider pilot hero dies aged 97

ONE of the last surviving British Airborne Forces glider pilots who was involved in two of the most significant operations of the Second World War has died aged 97.

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For 20 years John Hampshire thrilled Yorkshire's crowds with his attacking strokeplay and in 1969 scored a century on his Test debut against the West Indies at Lord's.

Two cricketing greats... and an empty fuel can: Geoffrey Boycott remembers John Hampshire

THEIR RIVALRY was public and occasionally bitter, but their friendship ran deeper.

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For 20 years, John Hampshire thrilled Yorkshire's crowds with his attacking strokeplay and in 1969 scored a century on his Test debut against the West Indies at  Lord's.

Death of Yorkshire cricket legend John Hampshire, 76

THEIR RIVALRY was bitter and public, but their friendship ran deeper.

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Yorkshire born and Leeds educated MP Gerald Kaufman has died.

Tributes for Yorkshire-born MP Gerald Kaufman... 'Father of the House of Commons'

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to the oldest serving MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died at 86.
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Ilkla Moor Baht ’At greets mourners at Huddersfield funeral of star Gorden Kaye

HE WAS, he had always said, the “shy boy” of Huddersfield. But today he did not want for friends as the town came together to bid him farewell.

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Troubled yet colourful life of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

SHE WAS one of the ultimate ‘It Girls’ of the 1990s who made headlines for being a queen of the social scene – but also for the drug problems that plagued her for many years.

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Alan Simpson, one half of the Galton and Simpson writing duo behind Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son

Scriptwriter Alan Simpson, co-creator of Hancock and Steptoe, dies at 87

THEY virtually invented the British sitcom, and their creations are as much a part of the cultural landscape now as they were half a century ago.

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Death of ‘Allo ‘Allo star Gorden Kaye, 75

YORKSHIRE ACTOR Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 75.

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Death of Lord Snowdon, the royal rebel who married and divorced the Queen’s sister

HE WAS the black sheep of the Royal Family, an outsider and a rebel who wooed, wed and later divorced the Queen’s sister, and who courted women and scandal with the same abandon.

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Former England manager Graham Taylor dies

FORMER England manager Graham Taylor has died. He was aged 72.

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Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Lucas among stars at memorial to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

THEIR celebrity spanned Hollywood’s generations, and their passing brought together a cast list like no other.

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Om Puri

Death of Bollywood legend Om Puri at 66

THE film world has been mourning the death of the revered Bollywood actor Om Puri, whose many roles included an award-winning turn as the taxi driving father of a radicalised Islamic militant in Bradford.

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