Obituaries

Obituaries

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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John Buckingham and Foinavon clear the last fence in the 1967 Grand National.

Tributes to John Buckingham who won unlikely Grand National on Foinavon

JOHN Buckingham, who steered 100-1 outsider Foinavon to a sensational victory in the 1967 Grand National, has died at the age of 76.

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TV Weatherman Ian McCaskill  measures the age of trees in Temple Newsam Park where he launched "Great Trees of Yorkshire " campaign which hopes to raise awareness of trees and their importance in our everyday lives.

Warm front of the man who brought us sunshine: weatherman Ian McCaskill dies at 78

Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter has confirmed.

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Louis Tomlinson with mum Johannah Deakin

Mum of Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson dies aged 42 following leukemia battle

The mother of Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson, Johannah Deakin, has passed away following a battle with leukemia, her family have announced today.

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Joanna Lumley with Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge and Game Of Thrones, who has died aged 93

Death of Game of Thrones and Porridge villain Peter Vaughan, 93

With deep-set eyes flashing menace and a face that looked as if it had been carved from granite, Peter Vaughan was born to play a villain.

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Andrew Sachs, best known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86

Classic video: John Cleese leads tributes to Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers’ Manuel

FUNNY foreigners were the foundation of many a TV comedy in the politically incorrect Seventies, but Andrew Sachs’ portrayal of a waiter known only as Manuel was no stereotype and Fawlty Towers no ordinary sitcom.

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Peter Gibson with one of the stained glass windows at the Spurriergate Centre, York

A life in stained glass: tributes to Minster Window-cleaner

Tributes have been paid to the man who called himself the “Minster Window-Cleaner” and who helped save its iconic Rose Window after the terrible fire of 1984.

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Voice in a million: Hallelujah and farewell to Leonard Cohen

IN HIS trademark grey striped suit and Fedora hat, he looked, some said, less like a rock star than an ageing Mafia lawyer. His raspy, gravelly voice, would have been at home as much on a construction site as a recording studio.

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Jimmy Young as the veteran broadcaster has died  "peacefully at home" on Monday aged 95

When Jimmy Young held court for the world from Yorkshire

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young, who has died at the age of 95, once held court for world leaders at a makeshift TV studio in Leeds.

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Jimmy Perry (left) and David Croft with their lifetime achievement award during for the annual British Comedy Awards.

Jimmy Perry, creator of TV classic Dad’s Army, dies at 93

Tributes poured in from the world of television last night for writer Jimmy Perry who has died at the age of 93.

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Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales

Death of Princess Diana’s stepmother, Raine Spencer, 87

Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died today aged 87 after a short illness, her family has said.

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Gary Sprake in 1970. The former Leeds United goalkeeper has died aged 71.

The black sheep: Why Gary Sprake was shunned by Leeds United for 30 years

Gary Sprake, the former Leeds United goalkeeper who has died at the age of 71 and is described by Eddie Gray as “as good as almost any I’ve seen”, was destined to become the black sheep of Don Revie’s stellar squad.

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