American who beat Mao to Beijing

Sidney Shapiro, author and translator, 1915-2014

Tycoon who tried to corner silver dies

Texan oil man went from boom to bust after venture into precious metal

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post, 1921-2014

Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

Christophe de Margerie, 1951-2014

One of the energy industry’s great contrarian characters

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Leader who modernised Australian society

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98

Sir John Hoskyns former Director General of the Institute of Directors, after his appointment as Chairman of the Burton Group, he replaces Sir Ralph Halpern who severed all links with the retail group he created.

Thatcher’s policy adviser Hoskyns dies

PM’s first policy unit chief drove efforts to reverse UK’s economic decline

Jocelyn Stevens, editor of Queen Magazine.

Jocelyn Stevens, publisher and cultural administrator, 1932-2014

Headstrong custodian who remade staid organisations

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian dictator, 1951-2014

Exiled leader returned but denied responsibility for abuses

Guinter Kahn, dermatologist, 1934-2014

Physician who was first to fertilise lazy male hair follicles

Deborah Cavendish, chatelaine and writer, 1920-2014

Mitford sister who brought edge to her estate

Christopher Hogwood, conductor, 1941-2014

Champion of early music captured the public imagination, making period instruments fashionable

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, film star and politician

Screen siren with roles that played out in her equally extraordinary real life

Chicken supremo of America’s malls

Truett Cathy, fast food entrepreneur, 1921-2014

Dangerous demagogue turned peacemaker

Reverend Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland politician, 1926-2014

Botín took family tradition to new level

Patriarch reshaped Santander from local lender into world leader

Hal Finney, computer scientist, 1956-2014

‘Cypherpunk’ at the forefront of privacy battles and Bitcoin

Joan Rivers dies in New York hospital

Comedienne suffers cardiac arrest after vocal surgery

Andrew Madoff dies from cancer

Son of fraudster Bernard Madoff loses battle with lymphoma

Emmanuel Kriaras, academic and campaigner

Greek professor who pushed for democracy via demotic discourse


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