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Obituary: Lord Brian Rix, actor and disability campaigner

Born: 27 January, 1924, in Cottingham, Yorkshire. Died: 20 August, 2016, in London, aged 92.

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Liz Drummond, former head of the Scottish Office press office. Picture: TSPL

Appreciation: Liz Drummond, former Scottish Office director of information

Liz Drummond was a generous, clever and enlightened woman who gave almost all of her professional life and much of her personal life to public service.

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Mark Sherriff, stockbroker and businessman. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Mark Sherriff CBE, stockbroker and businessman

Mark Sherriff, who died at home in Blair Drummond on 22 July aged 80 after a short illness, was a widely-respected stockbroker and businessman with a long involvement in Scottish charity and military affairs.

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Sir Antony Jay. co-writer of Yes Minister. Picture: PA

Obituary: Sir Antony Jay, CVO, CBE, co-writer of Yes Minister

Born 20 April 1930 in London. Died. 21 August 2016 in Somerset. Aged 86.

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Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Toots Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player

Born 29 April, 1922, in Brussels. Died: 22 August 2016, aged 94

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Dr Kate Robertson OBE. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Katherine Robertson OBE, doctor

Born: 21 October 1921, in Glasgow. Died, 11 August 2016,in Oban, Argyll, aged 94

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Journalist, civil rights activist and publisher George Curry. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: George E Curry, journalist and civil rights activist

Born: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Died: 20 August 2016, Takoma Park, Maryland, aged 69

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Jack Carr, mathematician and Heriot-Watt professor. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Jack Carr, mathematician and Emeritus professor

Born: 29 August 1948, East Heddon, Northumberland. Died: 14 July 2016, Edinburgh.

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Gen. John W. Vessey Jr (left), Chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff. Picture: AP

Obituary: General John W Vessey

Retired US army general John W Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and help oversee President Ronald Reagan’s military buildup, has died. He was 94.

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Footballer Joe Davie was most closely associated with Hibs. Picture: SNS Group

Obituary: Joe Davis, footballer

Born: 22 May 1941 in Glasgow. Died 5 August 2016 in Fenwick.

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Bobby Hutcherson, jazz vibraphonist. Picture: NYT

Obituary: Bobby Hutcherson, jazz musician

Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer’s son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died at the age of 75.

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Professor Alex Danchev, historian who believed it was down to artists to create a new world order. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Alex Danchev, historian, teacher and author

Born, 26 August 1955 in Bolton. Died: 7 August 2016, aged 60.

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Joao Havelange, former president of Fifa expanded the World Cup to 32 teams. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Joao Havelange. former president of Fifa

Joao Havelange, who as president of Fifa for two decades transformed soccer’s governing body into a multi-billion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100.

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Samuel Robin Spark, well -known member of Edinburghs Jewish community and renowned artist. Picture: Robert Perry

Obituary: Robin Spark, artist

Born: 9 July 1938 In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Died: 6 August 2016 in Edinburgh.

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Kenny Baker, British actor best known as R2-D2 in Star Wars. Picture: PA

Obituary: Kenny Baker, British actor best known as R2-D2

Born: Birmingham, England, 24 August 1934. Died: Preston, England, 13 August 2016, aged 81

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Anne Fields, variety theatre singer and last of Scotlands female comedy feeds. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Anne Fields, singer, comedy feed and show director

Born: 26 October 1932 in Dalmarnock, Glasgow. Died: 30 July 2016, in Crosshouse Hospital, Ayrshire, aged 83.

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Film producer and singer. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Anne Balfour-Fraser, film producer and singer

Film producer and singer. Born: 10 August, 1923 in Worthing. Died: 28 July, 2016, in Oxfordshire, aged 92.

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Leonard Cohen sent a touching final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen prior to her death in July. Picture: PA

Obituary: Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen’s muse

Born: 18 May 1935 in Larkollen, Norway. Died: 29 July, 2016, in Oslo, aged 81.

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Rev Dr Moyna McGlynn, popular and inspirational Church of Scotland minister. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Rev Dr Moyna McGlynn, Church of Scotland minister

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has led tributes to an immensely popular and inspirational Church of Scotland minister who has died.

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Joe Powell, veteran wartime commando turned Hollywood stunt king. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Joseph Augustus Powell, Commando veteran and stuntman

Born: 21 March, 1922 in London. Died: 30 June, 2016, in Hastings, aged 94.

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