David Sackett, doctor, 1934-2015

Statistician physician who evinced wider uses for aspirin

John Nash, economist and mathematician, 1928-2015

Master of game theory who changed the way we look at seemingly wasteful choices

Jacob Jensen

Jacob Jensen, product designer, 1926-2015

Products such as the iPhone are hard to imagine without Jensen’s vision of smoothness

Hikma founder Samih Darwazah dies at 85

Palestinian who built group into Arab world’s biggest drugmaker, joining blue-chip FTSE 100 index

Théodore, architect of Euronext, dies at 68

Frenchman combined the Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels markets, and beat London to Liffe deal

Maurice Flanagan, aviation executive, 1928-2015

Briton who taught Dubai a profitable way to fly

Blues legend BB King dies at 89

King whipped up crowds to the point of ecstasy; his music a release for hard-working lives

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Chief architect of Milton Keynes dies

Fan of West Coast who blended utopia and nostalgia

Alexandre Lamfalussy, central banker, 1929-2015

An economist who laid foundations of Europe’s monetary union

Kenan Evren, former Turkish military dictator

President who brutally transformed country in 1980s

Ann Barr, writer and editor, 1929-2015

A chronicler of the tribes that highlighted society’s shifts

Dave Goldberg, entrepreneur, 1967-2015

SurveyMonkey chief executive and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

Ruth Rendell, crime novelist and politician, 1930-2015

Edgy, astringent novelist, prepared to take the reader into truly Stygian territory

Inês Etienne Romeu, Human rights activist, 1942-2015

Battler who laid bare an era of military brutality

François Michelin, industrialist, 1926-2015

Built family-controlled company into world’s largest tyremaker

America’s foremost bankruptcy lawyer dies

Harvey Miller, adversarial practitioner who shepherded Lehman and GM failures

Edward McMillan, banker, 1919-2015

Merrill Lynch pioneer who helped to shape institutional market for equities

Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish survivor of Auschwitz, 1922-2015

Hero of the resistance protected Jews during the Holocaust and later rebuilt relations with Germany

Elio Toaff, spiritual leader, 1915-2015

The former chief rabbi of Rome who pursued the cause of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews

Labour peer Lord Mason dies at 91

Former Barnsley MP was Northern Ireland secretary at height of the conflict in the province

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