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Obituaries

Tom O’Ryan remembered: Tribute to voice of Northern racing

TOM O’RYAN was not just a natural horseman who inspired a generation of young Yorkshire jockeys; he was also a peerless writer and broadcaster who was universally respected as the voice of Northern racing.

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Kenny Baker.

Outpouring of affection for man inside Star Wars droid R2D2

Kenny Baker has been described as “the heart and soul” of Star Wars character R2D2.

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File photo dated 23/10/13 of Pippa and James Middleton with Earl Grosvenor (centre), whose father, the billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64.

Britain’s 10 wealthiest listed: Duke’s son overtakes Phillip Green and Richard Branson

Hugh Grosvenor, 25, will become the third richest person in Britain after inheriting the vast estate of his father, the Duke of Westminster.

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The Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, arriving at  St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire for the annual Order of the Garter procession where new knights take their royal oath and are invested in the insignia.

Son inherits £8bn after death of Duke who wished he hadn’t been born wealthy

The 25-year-old son of billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster will inherit the family estate and an £8.3 billion fortune after his father died suddenly.

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Dr Kate Granger, Courage award at the  Women of Achievement Awards at the New Dock in Clarence Dock, Leeds

Kate Granger: Yorkshire doctor who inspired the world

Kate Granger described being a doctor as “the best job in the world”.

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Asda staff in Leeds show their support for Dr Granger's #HelloMyNameIs campaign

‘Hello, my name is’: How a simple conversation inspired Kate Granger’s global movement

A CONVERSATION about a lack of introductions from health workers led to Dr Kate Granger’s global #hellomynameis movement.

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Dr Kate Granger with husband Chris. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Inspirational Yorkshire doctor Kate Granger dies of cancer at 34

KATE Granger, the inspirational, terminally-ill doctor from Yorkshire who raised £250,000 for cancer charities, has died aged 34.

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Happy Days creator Garry Marshall has died at 81

Happy Days creator Garry Marshall dies at 81

HAPPY DAYS star Henry Winkler has paid tribute to the show’s creator, Garry Marshall, who has died aged 81.

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Richard Budge

Richard Budge, businessman dubbed King Coal, dies at 69

RICHARD BUDGE, the businessman who was crowned “King Coal” after successfully spearheading the purchase of State-owned British Coal’s mining assets when the industry was privatised over 20 years ago, has died at 69.

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Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, who has died aged 85

Classic video: Actor Bert Kwouk - Clouseau’s Cato - dies at 85

Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85.

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John Elliott

Obituary: Mr John Elliott

A funeral service was held at the East Riding Crematorium on Friday 29 April for Mr John Elliott, of Nafferton, who died suddenly at home on Wednesday, 13 April. He was aged 84 years.The service was conducted by the Rev Jacki Tonkin and the organist was Mr Steven Westaway.

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Roger Millward has died at 68

Death of rugby league legend Roger Millward at 68

RUGBY LEAGUE is mourning the death of Roger Millward at the age of 68.

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Astrologer Jonathan Cainer who has died from a heart attack aged 58

Death of York astrologer Jonathan Cainer at 58

Astrologer Jonathan Cainer has died from a heart attack aged 58, his assistant has said.

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Barry Howard, star of the comedy series Hi-de-Hi, has died aged 78

Video memories: Death of Hi-de-Hi ballroom dancer Barry Howard, 78

Hi-de-Hi! star Barry Howard has died aged 78.

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Prince on stage

Obituary: Music legend Prince leaves a world in mourning and a unique legacy

FOR an artist who spent a lifetime shocking, challenging and captivating audiences across the planet it is perhaps no surprise that his death should come as anything less.

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Death of a national treasure: Victoria Wood loses battle with cancer, aged 62

THE death of Victoria Wood today, after a short battle with cancer, aged just 62, robbed showbusiness of one of its most versatile and gifted performers, and the audience of a national treasure.

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A TV programme rekindled memories of Victoria Woods talent for a reader. See letter

Tributes pour in for comedian Victoria Wood, 62

THE world of comedy paid tribute to Victoria Wood with many stars citing her as an inspiration.

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Unexplained death at 62 of David Gest, star who went from the upper east side to the Ouse in York

REALITY TV star David Gest, the former husband of Liza Minnelli, has died in a London hotel aged 62.

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Goodbye to Mr Nice - the drug smuggler who became a folk hero

Once one of America’s most wanted men, “a modern-day folk hero”, and someone who very much lived up to his moniker Mr Nice, former drug smuggler Howard Marks has died at age 70.

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Comedian Ronnie Corbett has died at 85

Remembering Ronnie Corbett: Some of his best jokes

THE death today of comedian Ronnie Corbett brings down the curtain on a golden age of British light entertainment. Corbett’s long-time partner Ronnie Barker died in 2005.

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