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Obituary: David ‘Davie’ Laing, footballer, Hearts stalwart and Scottish Cup winner with Clyde

David Laing, footballer. Born 20 February, 1925 in Strathmiglo, Fife. Died 15 July 2017 in East Kilbride, aged 92.

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on stage  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Obituary: Chester Bennington

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41.

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Betty Dukes testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Picture: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Betty Dukes: Employee who took on Walmart over discrimination

The Walmart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the US Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in US history has died.

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Bernard Nottage during his career as an international sprinter

Obituary: Bernard J Nottage, Bahamian international sprinter and politician

Bernard J Nottage, athlete and politician. Born 23 October 1945 in Nassau. Died: 28 June 2017, aged 71 in Florida.

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George A Romero at an event in 2016 (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)

Obituary: George A Romero, film-maker who brought social commentary to the horror genre

George A Romero, director. Born: 4 February 1940 in The Bronx, New York. Died: 16 July 2017 in Toronto, aged 77.

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Richard Findlay CBE (Picture: Christopher Bowen)

Obituary: Richard Findlay, broadcasting executive and arts adviser

Richard Findlay CBE, broadcasting executive and arts adviser. Born: November 1943 in Berlin, Died: 8 July 2017 aged 73.

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Actor Martin Landau had a stellar career. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Martin Landau: Mission: Impossible actor who turned down role of Mr Spock

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty ­master of disguise in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

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Trainer Tommy Carberry celebrates with Grand National winner Bobbyjo in his home village of Ratoath, north of Dublin.

Tommy Carberry: Irish ‘broth of a boy’ who won the Grand National as jockey and trainer

Tommy Carberry, Grand National winner as both jockey and trainer. Born: 27 September, 1941, in Ratoath, Co Meath, Ireland. Died: 12 July, 2017, in Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ireland, aged 75.

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James Duncan Gordon Davidson has died at the age of 90

Obituary: James Davidson, naval officer who became farmer, Liberal MP and television presenter

James Duncan Gordon Davidson OBE MVO, naval officer, farmer and politician. Born: 10 January, 1927 in Chatham, Kent. Died: 29 June,2017 in Newtonmore, aged 90

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Americo Amorim has died at the age of 82

Obituary: Americo Amorim, ‘King of Cork’ who was Portugal’s wealthiest man

Americo Amorim, known as the King of Cork for building his fortune on cork stoppers and believed to be Portugal’s wealthiest man, died on Thursday at the age of 82.

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Mary Martin at Wilkies in 2013 (Picture: Greg Macvean)

Obituary: Mary Martin, Edinburgh’s longest-serving barmaid

Mary Martin, barmaid. Born: 25 September, 1932, in Edinburgh. Died: 3 July, 2017, in Edinburgh, aged 84.

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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

Obituary: Liu Xiaobo, pro-democracy campaigner and Nobel prize winner

Liu Xiaobo, dissident. Born: 28 December 1955 in Changchun, China. Died: 13 July 2017 in China.

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Former USA Today editor John Quinn (Leslie Smith, Jr./USA Today via AP)

Obituary: John Quinn, founding editor of USA Today

A founding editor at USA Today has died in Rhode Island at age 91.

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Chuck Blazer in 2011. (AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Chuck Blazer, disgraced football executive who blew lid off Fifa scandal

Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled Fifa President Sepp Blatter, died on Wednesday. He was 72.

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Folk singer Martin Boland

Obituary: Martin Boland, singer who was ‘heart and soul’ of Edinburgh’s folk scene

Martin Boland, folk singer. Born: 26 November 1963 in Dundee. Died 9 July 2017 in Edinburgh

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Paul Simon, centre, plays a finale with lead guitarist Ray Phiri, left. Picture: Malcolm Clarke

Obituary: Ray Phiri, South African jazz vocalist and guitarist on Paul Simon’s Graceland album

Ray Phiri, a South African jazz musician who founded the band Stimela and became internationally known while performing on Paul Simon’s Graceland tour, died of cancer on Wednesday at age 70.

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Stephanie Wolfe Murray, editor at Canongate Publishing in Edinburgh in 1982. Picture: Denis Straughan

Obituary: Stephanie Wolfe Murray, renowned for her charity work and a maverick who broke the mould in Scottish publishing

Stephanie Wolfe Murray, publisher and charity worker. Born: 27 April, 1941 in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Died: 24 June, 2017 in the Scottish Borders, aged 76.

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Magician John Shearer with his popular wooden duck, Dippy

Obituary: John Shearer, Scottish magician with worldwide appeal

John Shearer: Magician, comedian and entertainer. Born 12 August 1931 in Bonnybridge; died 4 July 2017 at Tullibody in Scotland

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Gray Gustafson Reisfield pictured circa 1972 (Donald and Gray Reisfield Trust via AP)

Obituary: Gray Gustafson Reisfield, heir to Greta Garbo’s estate

Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo’s estate and a woman who was a long-time companion to the late Swedish-born actress, has died.

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Rev Canon Lisa Eunson's middle name, Kei, was Japanese for 'grace'

Obituary: Rev Canon Lisa Eunson, American rector who made Scotland her home

Rev Canon Lisa Eunson, Episcopal rector. Born: 18 May 1954, in Tokyo, Japan. Died: 17 June 2017, in Banchory, Kincardineshire, aged 63

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