LONDON - SEPTEMBER 14: Designer Elio Fiorucci arrives at the Canon's 'The Other Side of Fashion' event at Old Truman Brewery on September 14, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images for Cannon)

Elio Fiorucci, designer and retailer, 1935-2015

A creator who made fashion an everyday fascination

Juli Soler, restaurateur, 1949-2015

He brought global fame to elBulli and to Ferran Adrià, its head chef

Sir John Buchanan, 1943-2015

Down-to-earth BP veteran known for his board diplomacy

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Omar Sharif, actor, 1932-2015

Scene-stealer of Lawrence of Arabia became epic cinema’s go-to romantic male

Prince Saud al-Faisal, 1940-2015

Colossus of Arab diplomacy held influential position for four decades

Economist Ajit Singh

Ajit Singh, economist, 1940-2015

Academic who argued that modern companies do not really try to maximise profits

Charles Pasqua, politician, 1927-2015

Gritty Gaullist who decried a dual danger to sovereignty

Yevgeny Primakov, politician, 1929-2015

Moscow insider who switched between stern upholder of politburo orthodoxy and avuncular, intellectual charmer

Ludvík Vaculík, Czech writer, 1926-2015

The dissident joined the ranks of eloquent critics of communism, such as Havel and Kundera

Chris Woodhead, chairman of Cognita and former Chief Inspector of Schools
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Chris Woodhead, educationalist, 1946-2015

Watchdog head branded many schools as failures

Ralph Roberts, Comcast founder, 1920-2015

Child of the Depression who built cable empire

Jimmy Lee, investment banker, 1952-2015

Wall Street dealmaker was among the first to ‘capture the power of the buyout’

Former Turkish president Demirel dies

Old-style populist was prime minister seven times and derived support from conservative peasants

Kirk Kerkorian, investor, 1917-2015

Elusive billionaire who bought and sold his way to wealth via the airline, hotel, film and car businesses

Doris Hart, tennis champion, 1925-2015

Tennis ace who turned limb limitations into a way to win

Ornette Coleman, jazz musician, 1930-2015

Musical pioneer whose search for ‘an idea that has not been played before’ continued to the end

Christopher Lee, actor, 1922-2015

From Dracula to Jingle Hell — a master of horror and star of great stature

Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician, 1936-2015

Loyal foreign minister and deputy prime minister was the public face of Saddam Hussein’s regime

Alan Bond, Australian tycoon, 1938-2015

Brash businessman who scaled corporate heights but suffered a dramatic fall from grace

Charles Kennedy, politician, 1959-2015

Son of a crofter who entered parliament at 23 combined principle with affability, humour and charm

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