Richard Budge, mining entrepreneur, 1947-2016

‘King Coal’ who battled to turn round a dying sector

Pat Summitt, basketball coach, 1952-2016

Leader who won greater recognition for women’s sport

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust writer, 1928-2016

Author who kept alive the memory of Hitler’s horrors

Abbas Kiarostami, film director, 1940-2016

Realist film-maker who depicted the lives of ordinary Iranians and antagonised the regime

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel dies aged 87

Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose book ‘Night’ became a testament to Nazis’ crimes

Michel Rocard, French politician, 1930-2016

Reforming Socialist prime minister who drew Mitterrand’s displeasure

Obituary - Financial Times journalist Anthony Harris in Rome circa 2000
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Anthony Harris, FT commentator, 1929-2016

Brilliant eccentric who could hold his own in argument on almost any topic

David Murray, FT music critic, 1937-2016

Wide-ranging writer and philosopher who sought to be constructive in his criticism

Rodney Leach is introduced into the House of Lords as Lord Leach of Fairford, of Fairford in the County of Gloucestershire. Photo Shows: Lord Leach of Fairford in the Queen's Robing Room in the House of Lords, Westminster, London. Date:22.06.2006 Ref: UGL023378_0004 COMPULSORY CREDIT: Gary Lee/UPPA/Photoshot

Rodney Leach, merchant banker, 1934-2016

Cerebral peer who envisaged a looser kind of Europe

Jo Cox, MP and activist, 1974-2016

Labour politician who was born and slain in the Yorkshire town she represented

Viktor Korchnoi, chess player, 1931-2016

Grandmaster whose gritty game outlasted opponents

Tom Perkins, venture capitalist, 1932-2016

Outspoken figure who was part of new movement in finance

Muhammad Ali, 1942–2016  

First truly global athlete and a vivid symbol of the turbulent 1960s

Roger Enrico, ex-Pepsi chief, 1944-2016

Risk-taker who enabled the brand to stand out in the battle for top spot

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

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

Daniel Berrigan, campaigning priest

Jesuit pacifist whose passions spanned justice and poetry



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