Kenneth Corfield

Kenneth Corfield, industrialist, 1924-2016

An engineer with an agile eye for the trajectory of technology

Terry Wogan, voice of Eurovision, 1938-2016

Irish bank clerk who became one of Britain’s most accomplished broadcasters

Marvin Minsky, AI pioneer, 1927-2016

Polymath who strove to plant intuition into machines

Ex-Tory chairman Parkinson dies aged 84

Stellar political career was undermined by affair with his secretary, Sara Keays

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Lois Weisberg, arts administrator, 1925-2016

Cultural queen whose vigour lent vitality to a metropolis

Mustafa Koç, Turkish businessman, 1960-2016

Unwilling symbol of the Islamist-rooted government’s dissatisfaction with secular elite

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George Weidenfeld, publisher, 1919-2016

Arbiter of taste who fled the Nazis and held court to writers, politicians and grandees

André Courrèges, designer, 1923-2016

Futurist whose space age look took fashion to fresh frontiers

Alan Rickman: Star who proved acting range

Distinctiveness and respect equalled by few British actors of his generation

David Bowie: A life defined by changes

Starman dies at a time when his musical powers had returned

Gilbert Kaplan, publisher, 1941-2016

Innovator in investor media who went on to brandish a Mahler baton

Obituary: Roland Peugeot, industrialist

Patriarch who presided over French carmakers’ merger in the 1970s

Pierre Boulez, composer, 1925-2016

Champion of the avant-garde who stamped his image on the musical life of the second half of the 20th century

Obituary: John Angelo, asset manager

Co-founder of US alternative asset manager Angelo, Gordon & Co

Lillian Vernon, direct retailer, 1927-2015

Queen of mail order who had an instinct for what shoppers would buy

Lemmy: ‘Killed by death’ after hard rock life

Motörhead lead singer followed a grim, ceaseless kind of hedonism

Obituary: Derek Ezra, coal executive, 1919-2015

National Coal Board chairman who saw the industry’s greatest growth and the start of its decline

Joe Engelberger, robotics pioneer

American entrepreneur was inspired by Isaac Asimov and created the first working robot

Obituary: Licio Gelli, Italian fascist and masonic chief

Far right activist fought for Franco and took part in darkest chapters in Italy’s 20th century history

Douglas Tompkins, ecologist, 1943-2015

Philanthropist who fought to preserve earth’s wild areas



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