Karl Albrecht, Aldi co-founder

Low-cost model spawned one of world’s largest retailing operations

Master manager who loved God and golf

Alistair Hanna, consultant and crusader, 1945-2014

Nadine Gordimer: Nobel winning author

South African writer used her books to attack apartheid

Heir who relented after muckraking

Richard Mellon Scaife, publisher and political donor, 1932-2014

Supermodel industry pioneer dies at 92

Eileen Ford an indomitable force who defined modelling

Anthony Curtis

Anthony Curtis, biographer and playwright

Former literary editor and mainstay of FT books pages dies aged 88

Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies

Player helped Spanish side to five successive European Cups

Ex-Georgia president Shevardnadze dies

Last Soviet foreign minister helped end Cold War

Musician whose songs put body into soul

Bobby Womack, Singer-songwriter, 1944-2014

Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

Yang Qinglong, energy broker, 1951-2014

Ex-US senator Howard Baker dies aged 88

Moderate Republican was a master of political manoeuvring

Obituary: Norman Willis

Former TUC leader led the movement during the turbulent period of the miners’ strike

Felix Dennis, the improbable magazine entrepreneur

Oz editor who built up a £500m transatlantic fortune

Dynastic descendant who opted for medicine

Richard Rockefeller, medical doctor and philanthropist, 1949-2014

Brian Ager, journalist, 1935-2014

Chief subeditor who facilitated Financial Times’ international expansion, dies aged 79

Frenetic jester who went for the jugular

Rik Mayall, actor, writer and comedian 1958-2014

Evangelist for ecstasy who captured a generation’s mood

Alexander Shulgin, psychopharmacologist, 1925-2014

Populist whose love life led Venezuela astray

Jaime Lusinchi, politician 1924-2014

US author Maya Angelou dies aged 86

Chronicler of racial injustice and one of first black female writers to reach global readership

General who tried to crush Solidarity

Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist ruler, dies at 90

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