Kim Young-sam, South Korean president, 1927-2015

Activist who went from hunger striker to national leader

Jim Slater, of Slater Investments- portrait for Money FT. Tuesday 4th December 2012. Financial Times Picture by Lee Besford.

Jim Slater, investor, 1929-2015

Devil-may-care dealmaker who had a dramatic fall from grace

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 11, 2001 shows New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu in action with Australia's George Gregan during their match in the Tri-Nations rugby Test at Dunedin, New Zealand. Rugby legend Jonah Lomu, regarded as the game's first global superstar before kidney disease ended his career, died unexpectedly on November 18, 2015 aged 40, the player's family and New Zealand Rugby said. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Dean TREMI

Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby great, 1975-2015

Imposing All Blacks winger who transcended his sport but retired early due to rare kidney disease

André Glucksmann, philosopher and activist, 1937-2015

A sage whose campaigns confronted convention

Helmut Schmidt, German leader, 1918-2015

Former chancellor employed a straight-talking political style

German historian Hans Mommsen dies aged 85

Celebrated writer challenged conventional narrative of Nazi rule

Du Runsheng, Chinese farm reformer, 1913-2015

Champion of rural ‘household responsibility’ who gave peasants back their food

Former US senator Fred Thompson dies

Straight-talking lawyer rose to prominence amid Watergate scandal investigation

West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early 11 November 1989

Man who accidentally opened Berlin Wall dies

‘Schabowski moment’ now a German term for making a statement without realising the consequences

Professor Lisa Jardine
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Lisa Jardine, historian, 1944-2015

Irrepressible polymath who strove to break down barriers

Gulam Noon, curry king, 1936-2015

Entrepreneur who brought chicken tikka masala into British homes

Hilla Becher, photographer, 1934-2015

Together with her husband, she produced an influential record of industrial structures

Geoffrey Howe, UK politician, 1926-2015

Former chancellor and longest-serving cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher dies at 88

Brian Friel, playwright, 1929-2015

Subtle Irish dramatist who was a great nation builder

Pietro Ingrao, politician, 1915-2015

He was among the last surviving members of a generation of communists who shaped politics in Italy

Denis Healey: political heavyweight who raised eyebrows

An intellectual with the common touch who saved Labour from disintegration

Andrew Kohut, Pew pollster, 1942-2015

Public opinion analyst who was pre-eminent in pointing to the world’s shifting sensibilities

Fred DeLuca, fast food entrepreneur, 1947-2015

Teenaged founder rolled out Subway to 100 countries

José María Ruiz-Mateos, entrepreneur, 1931-2015

Fraudster who built a business on sherry and subterfuge

Sir Adrian Cadbury, corporate governance pioneer, 1929-2015

Scion of the chocolate-making family who became the pre-eminent authority on the way boards are run



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