Denys Henderson, ICI chairman, 1932-2016

Pugnacious Aberdonian whose chairmanship freed the chemicals group’s pharma side

Marco Pannella, radical leader, 1930-2016

Crusader who secured civil liberties for a secular Italy

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Bill Backer, advertising executive, 1926-2016

Ad man whose work wafted into consumer consciousness

Margot Honecker, East German minister, 1927-2016

Purple-tinted power behind the Berlin Wall she wanted built

Tony Cozier, cricket commentator, 1940-2016

Master of every journalistic medium for over 50 years chronicled the highs and lows of West Indies cricket

Father Daniel Berrigan (C) appearing at press conference after anti-Vietnam war planning session w. fellow activists.. (Photo by Lee Lockwood/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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Daniel Berrigan, campaigning priest

Jesuit pacifist whose passions spanned justice and poetry

Bill Campbell, tech executive, 1940-2016

A coach whose counsel was valued by Apple and Google alike

Lord Peston, economist and Labour peer, 1931-2016

Lifelong Keynesian was a proponent of the idea that economics ‘shouldn’t stay in an ivory tower’

Prince and The Revolution perform on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 17th August 1986. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

Prince, singer-songwriter, 1958-2016

Music poured from the prolific virtuoso with scant regard for record company release schedules

Arnold Wesker in 1961

Arnold Wesker, playwright and author, 1932-2016

The playwright had a gift for bringing the texture of lived, working life to the stage

Joe Medicine Crow, historian, 1913-2016

American Indian who studied before fighting in the second world war and then became an author

Gillian O’Connor, investment editor, 1941–2016

Matriarch of London financial reporting who nurtured many writers

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, politician, 1927-2016

Statesman who strove for unity in his nation and beyond

André Bénard, energy executive, 1922-2016

The Frenchman’s love of the UK did so much to smooth relations during the Eurotunnel’s construction

Zaha Hadid, architect, 1950-2016

A visionary who invented an entirely new architecture

Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer, 1929-2016

The Nobel Prize winner bore witness to Europe’s darkest times

Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor, 1969-2016

Canadian populist maintained strong support despite admitting to smoking crack

Andy Grove, chipmaking pioneer, 1936-2016

Intel’s first employee and one of the great business communicators

Roger Agnelli, mining executive, 1959-2016

Energetic chief whose decade-long tenure took Brazil’s Vale to world leadership in iron ore

Ken Adam, film designer, 1921-2016

The visionary who devised James Bond’s deviously exotic locales



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