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Obituary: David Cassidy, Seventies teen idol

David Bruce Cassidy, Born 12 April 1950 in New York City. Died: 21 November 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aged 67.

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Jana Navotna's moment of triumph  (Picture: AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Obituary: Jana Novotna, Wimbledon champion

Jana Novotna, tennis player. Born: 2 October, 1968, in Brno, Czech Republic. Died: 19 November 2017, aged 49.

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Peter Cassidy, social worker

Obituary: Peter Cassidy, pioneering social worker and TV presenter

Peter Cassidy, social worker. Born: 14 December, 1948, in Dundee. Died: 5 November, 2017, in Edinburgh, aged 68.

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Fotis Kafatos

Obituary: Fotis Kafatos, molecular biologist

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who was founding president of the European Research Council (ERC), has died. He was 77.

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Charles Manson after his arrest over the Sharon Tate murders. Picture: AP

Charles Manson: Cult leader whose crimes destroyed the hippy era of peace and love

Charles Manson, cult leader. Born: 12 November, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died: 19 November, 2017 in Bakersfield, California, aged 83.

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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young, who has died aged 64. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Malcolm Young: Driving force behind rock band AC/DC

Malcolm Young, the rhythm ­guitarist and guiding force behind the hard rock band AC/DC, who helped create such head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells and Back in Black, has died at the age of 64.

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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young who has died aged 64, the band has announced.

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died aged 64, the band has announced.

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Salvatore 'Toto' Riina in 1993 (Picture: AP Photo/Giulio Broglio)

Obituary: Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, mafia ‘boss of bosses’

Salvatore “Toto” Riina, gangster. Born: 16 November 1930 in Corleone, Italy. Died: 17 November 2017, aged 87.

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Lil Peep in June this year. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Obituary: Lil Peep, American rapper

Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following online, died of a suspected drug overdose on Wednesday night. He was 21.

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Professor Bryan Richards has died at the age of 79

Professor Bryan Richards: Aeronautical engineer, Concorde developer, and expert on aircraft dynamics

Professor Bryan Edwards Richards, aeronautical engineering expert. Born 30 June, 1938 in Hornchurch, London. Died: 30 October, 2017, in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, aged 79.

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Popular actor Keith Barron (Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire)

Obituary: Keith Barron, actor best known for TV’s Duty Free

Keith Barron, actor. Born: 8 August 1934 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died: 15 November 2017

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Scottish artist
 
Mary Batchelor

Mary Batchelor: Acclaimed Scottish artist who found fame late in life

Mary Batchelor, artist. Born: August 29, 1944. Died: October 19, 2017, aged 73.

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Drummer and music journalist Iain Shedden has died at the age of 60

Obituary: Ian Shedden, Scottish drummer (The Jolt, Saints, Small Hours) music journalist and author

Iain Shedden, drummer and music journalist. Born: 6 January, 1957 in Wishaw, Scotland. Died: 16 October, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, aged 60

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Gossip columnist Liz Smith. Picture: AP

Obituary: Liz Smith, legendary US gossip columnist

Liz Smith, gossip columnist. Born: 2 February, 1923, Fort Worth, Texas. Died: 12 November, 2017, Manhattan, New York City, aged 94.

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Professor Hugh Kearney has died at the age of 93

Obituary: Hugh Francis Kearney, history professor who viewed pasts of the British Isles’ nations as inseparable

Hugh Kearney, professor of history and author. Born: 22 January, 1924. Died: 1 October, 2017 aged 93

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TV actor John Hillerman in 1985 (Picture: AP Photo/LIU, File)

Obituary: John Hillerman, actor, best known for roles in Magnum PI, Valerie and The Love Boat

John Hillerman, American actor. Born: 20 December, 1932 in Denison, Texas. Died: 9 November 2017, in Houston, Texas, aged 84

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Sir Peter Bairsto has died at the age of 91

Obituary: Peter Edward Bairsto, Chief of Staff at RAF Strike Command, air marshal and fighter pilot

Peter Edward Bairsto, KBE, CB, AFC, DL, fighter pilot and air marshal. Born, 3 August 1926, in Liverpool. Died, 24 October 2017, in Cupar, Fife, aged 91

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Sir Gavin Laird, centre, addresses a meeting at the Singer sewing machine factory in Clydebank in 1978.

Sir Gavin Laird CBE: Progressive voice in the trade union movement

Sir Gavin Laird, trade union leader. Born: March 14, 1933. Died: October 26, 2017, aged 84.

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Professor Michael Jacobsen

Michael Jacobsen: Statistician and epidemiologist known for his work in job-related illness

Michael Jacobsen, statistician, epidemiologist, born 4 May, 1933, in Hamburg, Germany. Died 28 October, 2017, in Edinburgh, aged 84.

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Antonio Carluccio.

Antonio Carluccio: TV chef who was the ‘Godfather of Italian gastronomy’

Antonio Carluccio, TV chef, writer and restaurateur. Born: 19 April, 1937, in Vietri sul Mare, Italy. Died: 8 November 2017, aged 80.

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