Obituaries

Obituaries

Great Egg Race presenter Heinz Wolff dies aged 89

Renowned scientist and presenter of The Great Egg race Heinz Wolff has died aged 89.

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Richard Fillingham

Rev Richard Fillingham, Sheffield vicar

Rev Richard Fillingham, who has died at 59, was a Sheffield clergyman known to all and sundry in Ecclesall as Rick the Vic.

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James Else. Picture: SWNS

James Else MBE, Dunkirk veteran

James Else, who has died seven months short of his 100th birthday, was a Dunkirk veteran and a tireless advocate for other survivors of the campaign.

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David Martin

David Martin, artist

David Martin, who has died at 65, was a respected artist whose painting of the fictitious Rover’s Return could be seen on the set of the Coronation Street for many years.

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Don Kynman in costume

Don Kynman, Scarborough singer

Don Kynman, who has died at 92, was the John Hanson of Scarborough, a bass baritone whose 6ft 6in stature as well as his voice lent gravitas to his favourite role of Ali Ben Ali in the Amateur Operatic Society’s performances of The Desert Song.

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Obituary: Stephen Hines, Leeds sculptor and teacher

Stephen Hines, who has died at 68 following a stroke, was an inspirational teacher in his native Yorkshire and an internationally-renowned sculptor whose commissions included a statue of the Madonna and Child for the Vatican.

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Keith Chegwin has died at 60

Troubled children’s TV ‘chum’ Chegwin dead at 60

HE was the Peter Pan who never outgrew the chirpy, cheeky persona he created for himself on children’s TV.

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Anthony Gillott

Anthony Gillott, Sheffield landlord

The popular Sheffield landlord Anthony Gillott, who has died at 76, was credited with being the first in the city to offer his customers meals with their drinks.

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2012: Peter Walwyn is made an MBE, for services to horseracing, by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Peter Walwyn racehorse trainer

Peter Walwyn, who has died at 84, was a giant of the turf – a champion racehorse trainer inextricably linked with the village of Lambourn, which he helped to turn into one of the country’s major training centres.

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King Michael poses next to a bronze sculpture depicting the founder of Romania's royal dynasty, King Carol I, in the country's parliament in Bucharest

King Michael I of Romania

King Michael I, who has died at 96, was Romania’s former monarch – forced to abdicate by the Communists in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday, French singer

Johnny Hallyday, has died at 74, was the French Elvis Presley – a rocker with a gravelly voice who sold more than 100m records and who was for half a century the country’s biggest music star.

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Christine Keeler, (right), and Mandy Rice-Davies leaving the Old Bailey after the first day of the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, the 50-year-old osteopath who faced vice charges.

Christine Keeler, former model

Christine Keeler, who has died at 75, was the woman at the centre of the Profumo scandal which in 1963 convulsed Westminster and helped precipitate the downfall of the beleaguered Tory Government the following year.

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Sandra Howard

Sandra Howard, charity founder

Sandra Howard, who has died at 63 following a cancer diagnosis, spent the last months of her life persuading people to donate to the epilepsy charity she had founded and which has in the last two decades raised £3.8m for those living with epilepsy.

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Peter Preston

Peter Preston, wrestler

Peter Preston, who has died at 79, was a renegade wrestler who incensed the sport’s top brass by going “off-script” during a match on live television and beating the most popular fighter of the day, Mick McManus.

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Don Crossley

Don Crossley, RAF veteran and local historian

Don Crossley, who has died at 93, was an RAF veteran who took part in bombing missions over Germany during the final months of the Second World War.

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Robert Scaife, who has died at 82

Robert Scaife, former Royal British Legion chairman

Charles Robert Scaife, who has died at 82, was a stalwart of the Royal British Legion and the first national serviceman to become its national chairman.

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Bryn Haworth

Bryn Haworth, headmaster

Bryn Haworth, who has died at 90, was a long-serving headmaster who oversaw the education of thousands of pupils spanning three decades.

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Geoff Humble

Geoff Humble, chairman of Wetherby in Bloom

As the chairman for 25 years of Wetherby in Bloom, Geoff Humble, who has died at 75, worked tirelessly to help create the floral displays for which the town was noted.

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Rodney Bewes as Bob in The Likely Lads

Likely Lad Bewes, dead at 79, was a ‘true one-off’

HE WAS the Yorkshireman who went on to become one of the biggest television stars of his day playing a working-class Geordie with aspirations.

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Breaking up is hard to do: Fans mourn heartthrob David Cassidy

TO a generation of young, mostly female fans, there was a clear choice: David Cassidy or Donny Osmond.

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