Karl Otto Pöhl, Bundesbank head, 1929-2014

Urbane and tough-talking defender of the Deutschmark

David Mackay, 1933-2014 Press image sent by MBM Arquitectes in Barcelona for architect David Mackay's Obituary

David Mackay, architect, 1933-2014

Briton whose vision gave Barcelona back its beach

PD James, crime novelist, 1920-2014

Queen of crime fiction whose intrigue harked back to a golden age

Marion Barry, Washington mayor, 1936-2014

Controversial US political figure who proved unstoppable

Johanna Weber, mathematician and aerodynamicist, 1910-2014

Wing woman whose sums let Concorde take to the skies

SheikhSaud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani

Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani, collector, 1966-2014

Sheikh whose urge to accrue shook western auction rooms

Acker Bilk, clarinettist, 1929-2014

The Paramount jazzman who composed a classic in ‘Stranger on the Shore’

Creator of Barnett formula dies

Former Labour minister created system to allocate funds in 1978 in preparation for devolution

Party on THE HIGH LINE and Summer Dinner...Donald Pels, Wendy Keys, Will Sahlman at Party on THE HIGH LINE and Summer Dinner High Line, NYC June 21, 2010 Patrick McMullan Picture by CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com/LFI

Donald Pels, telecoms entrepreneur, 1928-2014

Mobile mogul who brought airy new life to Manhattan

American who beat Mao to Beijing

Sidney Shapiro, author and translator, 1915-2014

Tycoon who tried to corner silver dies

Texan oil man went from boom to bust after venture into precious metal

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post, 1921-2014

Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

Christophe de Margerie, 1951-2014

One of the energy industry’s great contrarian characters

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Leader who modernised Australian society

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98

Thatcher’s policy adviser Hoskyns dies

PM’s first policy unit chief drove efforts to reverse UK’s economic decline

Jocelyn Stevens, publisher and cultural administrator, 1932-2014

Headstrong custodian who remade staid organisations

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian dictator, 1951-2014

Exiled leader returned but denied responsibility for abuses

Guinter Kahn, dermatologist, 1934-2014

Physician who was first to fertilise lazy male hair follicles

Deborah Cavendish, chatelaine and writer, 1920-2014

Mitford sister who brought edge to her estate


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