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
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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

FRANCE - JANUARY 12: Andre Benard, President of Eurotunnel in Paris, France on January 12, 2004. (Photo by Raphael GAILLARDE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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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

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

Cliff Michelmore, broadcaster, 1919-2016

Priceless talent made him a household name and drove a huge cultural shift

Asa Briggs, historian, 1921-2016

Prodigious academic panjandrum who chronicled the great Victorian cities of the industrial age

Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 1934-2016

‘Enfant terrible’ who became a prolific member of the UK’s classical music establishment

George Martin, Beatles producer, 1926-2016

‘Grown-up’ who steered the Fab Four to stardom

John Gutfreund, bond trader, 1929-2016

Chairman of Salomon Brothers during its Wall Street heyday

Hassan al-Turabi, Islamist theologian, 1932-2016

Sudan cleric’s charm belied the ferocity of the events he helped unleash

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