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Obituary: Sybil Flory, teacher who made dramatic escape from Rangoon as Japanese planes bombed city

Sybil Flory, teacher, seamstress and chemist’s assistant. Born: 8 April, 1920 in Burma. Died: 2 September, 2017 in Huntly, aged 97

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Child abuse campaigner Barbara Blaine has died at the age of 61. Picture: AP

Obituary: Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Barbara Blaine, child abuse campaigner. Born: Toledo, Ohio. Died: 24 September, 2017, aged 61

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Charles Bradley, the 'Screaming Eagle of Soul', has died at the age of 68. Picture: AP

Obituary: Charles Bradley. performer dubbed the ‘Screaming Eagle of Soul’

Charles Bradley, soul singer. Born: 5 November, 1948, in Gainesville, Florida. Died: 23 September, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York City, aged 68

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Journalist and media consutlant Bill Owens has died at the age of 85

Bill Owens: Far-travelled journalist with a colourful career

William Stewart Owens, journalist and media consultant. Born: 6 August, 1932 in Glasgow. Died: 17 September, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, aged 85.

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Jounalist Lillian Ross has died at the age of 99. Picture: AP

Obituary: Lillian Ross, journalist, ground-breaking writer, ‘Talk of the Town’ reporter

Lillian Ross, influential journalist. Born: 8 June, 1926 in Syracuse, New York. Died: 20 September, 2017 in New York, aged 99

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Edinburgh piper and composer Chris Anderson has died at the age of 84

Obituary: Chris Anderson, talented piper and composer, teacher and judge

Christopher Anderson, Edinburgh piper and composer. Born: 26 August, 1933, in Edinburgh. Died: 5 September, 2017, aged 84.

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James McMillan Maxwell, Jan 1960

Obituary: James McMillan Maxwell, amateur era attacking stand-off, Langholm stalwart and ‘one-cap wonder’ for Scotland

James McMillan Maxwell, former Scotland rugby internationalist. Born: 30 April, 1931 in Langholm. Died: 28 August, 2017 in Longtown, aged 86.

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Former Conservative MP Sir Teddy Taylor has died at the age of 80. Picture: PA

Obituary: Sir Teddy Taylor, Conservative MP and Eurosceptic

Sir Teddy Taylor, former Conservative MP and Eurosceptic. Born: 18 April, 1937, in Glasgow. Died: 20 September, 2017, aged 80.

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Jan Brittin bats during a one-day match against Australia at the County Ground in Derby in 1998. Picture: Craig Prentis/Allsport

Janette Brittin: Star of England’s World Cup-winning cricket team

Janette Brittin, MBE, cricketer and coach. Born: 4 July, 1959 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Died: 11 September 2017, aged 58.

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Lt Col Mark Phillips MBE (Picture: Facebook)

Obituary: Lt Col Mark Phillips MBE, Special Forces hero who blew up Saddam Hussein’s communications pipeline

Lieutenant Colonel Mark “Foggy” Phillips MBE, soldier, security consultant. Born: 24 May 1961, Gloucestershire. Died: 12 August 2017, aged 56.

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Alan and Joan Root filming Survival (Picture: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Obituary: Alan Root OBE, wildlife filmmaker

Alan Root OBE, filmmaker. Born: 12 May 1937, London. Died: 26 August 2017, Kenya, aged 80.

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D-Day veteran Capt. David Tibbs (Picture: Jon Lewis/Newsquest)

Obituary: Captain David Tibbs, doctor awarded military cross after parachuting into occupied France on D-Day

Obituary: Captain David John Tibbs, MC, RAMC, soldier, surgeon, author. Born: 10 March 1920, Croydon, London. Died: 16 August 2017, Oxford, aged 97.

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Pierre Berge

Obituary: Pierre Bergé, co-founder of YSL fashion house and philanthropist

Pierre Vital Georges Bergé, businessman, campaigner, philanthropist. Born: 14 November 1930, Ile d’Oleron, France. Died: 8 September 2017, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, aged 86.

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Frank Vincent in 2005 (Picture: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Obituary: Frank Vincent, actor who played a tough guy in The Sopranos and Goodfellas

Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 80.

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Obituary: Bill Burness, airman, compositor and charity worker

Obituary: Bill Burness, airman, compositor and charity worker

William Edward Burness, airman and compositor. Born: 2 December 1921 in Edinburgh. Died: 7 August,2017 in Edinburgh, aged 95

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Edith Windsor (Picture: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Obituary: Edith Windsor, gay rights activist

Edith Windsor, who brought a landmark case to the US Supreme Court that paved a path towards legalising same-sex marriage across the nation, has died.

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Gavin Calder

Obituary: Gavin Calder, farm manager turned financial planner whose passions were his family and sport

Robert Gavin Calder, farm manager, financial planner and sportsman. Born: 20 February 1952 in Haddington, East Lothian. Died: 11 August 2017 in Coldstream, Berwickshire, aged 65.

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Handout photo dated 2004 issued by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Sir Peter Hall at the John Gielgud Gala, the former director of the National Theatre, has died at the age of 86. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday September 12, 2017. See PA story DEATH Hall. Photo credit should read: RSC/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Obituary: Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film, TV and opera director

Sir Peter Hall, director. Born: 22 November 1930, Bury St Edmunds. Died: 11 September 2017, University College Hospital, London, aged 86.

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Obituary: Brig Michael Dauncey DSO, war hero who took part in ill-fated operation immortalised in A Bridge Too Far

Obituary: Brig Michael Dauncey DSO, war hero who took part in ill-fated operation immortalised in A Bridge Too Far

Obituary: Brigadier Michael Donald Keen Dauncey, DSO, DL, soldier. Born: 11 May 1920, Birmingham. Died: 23 August 2017, Uley, Gloucestershire, aged 97.

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John Ashbery at his home in New York in 2008.  (Picture: Michale Nagle/The New York Times)

Obituary: John Ashbery, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, translator, teacher, and art critic

John Lawrence Ashbery, poet. Born: 28 July 1927 in Rochester, New York. Died: 3 September 2017 in Hudson, New York

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