Obituary: William Onyeabor, musician

William Onyeabor, the influential Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk in the 1970s and 1980s before retreating from music to focus on his faith and business ventures, has died.

FILE - Wayne Barrett, the longtime investigative columnist for the Village Voice, at home in New York, Jan. 19, 2011. Barrett, who exposed the misdeeds of developers, landlords and politicians for the alternative weekly for 37 years and wrote a biography of Donald Trump in 1992, died in Manhattan on Jan. 19, 2017. He was 71. (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times)

Obituary: Wayne Barrett, investigative journalist

Wayne Barrett, journalist. Born: 1945 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Died: 19 January 2017 in Manhattan, aged 71

FILE - JANUARY 19: Actor Miguel Ferrer died of cancer today at age 61. Ferrer was known for his work on "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Crossing Jordan," and "Twin Peaks." MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 09:  Miguel Ferrer attends a cocktail reception at the Ministere d'Etat on June 9, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by PLS Pool/Getty Images)

Obituary: Miguel Ferrer, NCIS star

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on US TV drama NCIS: Los Angeles from CBS and, before that, to NBC crime drama Crossing Jordan, has died.

Obituary: James Hay, surgeon

Obituary: James Hay, surgeon

James Hugh Hay, surgeon. Born: Ayr, 7 August, 1940. Died: Glasgow, 10 January, 2017, aged 76

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 27: Gene Cernan speaks at a presentation of a lunar rover, Apollo 10 space suit and Mars rover along with Speedmaster mission watches from Gemini and Apollo missions for the Oklahoma City community to celebrate this historic milestone in space exploration presented by OMEGA and B.C. Clark at B.C. Clark Penn Square Mall on May 27, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images for OMEGA)

Obituary: Gene Carman, astronaut

Eugene Andrew Cernan, astronaut. Born: 14 March 1934, Illinois. Died: 16 January 2017, Houston, Texas, aged 82

Duncan Cormack
. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Duncan Cormack, policeman and war veteran

Born: 25 November 1924 in Reay, near Thurso, Caithness. Died: 28 December, 2016 in Wick, Caithness aged 92.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Dick Gautier   arrives at The Actors Fund's 15th Annual Tony Awards Party  on June 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Obituary: Dick Gautier, Broadway and TV star

Richard Gautier. Born: 30 October 1931, Los Angeles. Died: 13 January 2017, Arcadia, California, aged 85

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at his son-in-law�"s home near Pompano Beach in Florida. Snuka, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, was 73. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)

Obituary: Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, WWE wrestler

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, wrestler. Born: 18 May 1943 in Fiji. Died: 15 January 2017 in Florida, aged 73

Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon waving to the crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Picture: PA

Obituary: Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret

Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret, photographer and campaigner for disabled rights. Born: 7 March, 1930, London. Died: 13 January, 2017, aged 86

Tommy Allsup, who has died aged 85. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Tommy Allsup, musician

Tommy Allsup, musician. Born: 24 November 1931 in Oklahoma. Died: 11 January 2017 in Missouri, aged 85

Graham Taylor, who has died at the age of 72. Picture: SWNS

Obituary: Graham Taylor, former footballer and manager

Born: 15 September 1944 in Worksop. Died: 12 January 2017 in aged 72

Lady Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple has died at the age of 84

Obituary: Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple, Lord Lieutenant’s wife who was patron and supporter of many charities

Lady Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple, altruist. Born: Eccles, Norfolk, 17 March 1932. Died, 7 January, 2017, Leuchie, East Lothian, aged 84

FILE - This October 1990, file photo shows Michael Chamberlain, right, and then his wife Lindy when Lindy launched her book on the disappearance of her baby daughter Azaria in 1980. Chamberlain, who waged a long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, Chamberlain's ex-wife Lindy confirmed Tuesday,  Jan. 10, 2017. He was 72. (AP Photo/Russell McPhadran, File)

Obituary: Michael Chamberlain, father of ‘dingo baby’

Born: 27 February 1944, Christchurch, New Zealand. Died: 9 January 2017, Central Coast, Australia aged 72

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2004 file photo, New York Police Officer Steven McDonald recites the Pledge of Allegiance before the morning session of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, officials said McDonald, who was paralyzed by a bullet and became an international voice for peace after he publicly forgave the gunman, died at the age of 59. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obituary: Steven McDonald, police officer

Steven McDonald, the New York Police detective paralysed by a bullet in 1986 who publicly forgave the gunman and became an international voice for peace, has died aged 59.

Roman Herzog, German statesman. Picture: AP

Obituary: Roman Herzog, German statesman

Roman Herzog, statesman. Born: 5 April 1934 in Landshut, Bavaria. Died: 10 January 2017

Clare Hollingworth OBE, war correspondent. Picture: PA

Obituary: Clare Hollingworth OBE, war correspondent

Clare Hollingworth OBE, war correspondent. Born: 
10 October 1911 in Leicester. Died: 10 January 2017 in Hong Kong, aged 104

Peter Sarstedt has died at the age of 75.  Picture: Getty

Obituary: Peter Sarstedt, singer-songwriter who topped charts with Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)

Peter Sarstedt, singer-songwriter. Born: 10 December, 1941 in Delhi. Died: 8 January, 2017, in Sussex, aged 75.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2015, file photo, actress Francine York arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Irrational Man" held at the WGA Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Francine York, a statuesque actress who appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a decades-long career, has died. She was 80. York died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer, said her friend, Pepper Jay. The 5-foot-8 York was born in Aurora, Minnesota and had a childhood dream of performing. She modeled and was a nightclub showgirl before starting an acting career in low-budget movies and bit parts on television shows such as "Rescue 8" and "Route 66." (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Obituary: Francine York, actress

Francine York, a US actress who appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a decades-long career, has died. She was 80.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2006 file photo, former Portuguese president and prime minister Mario Soares and his wife Maria Barroso stand together after an election campaign rally in Porto, northern Portugal. Portugal's Socialist Party, which Soares once led, said he died Saturday, Jan. 7 2017, at the age of 92. Soares had been hospitalized seen Dec. 13 2016.(AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, file)

Obituary: Mario Soares, Portuguese statesman

Mario Soares, statesman. Born: 7 December 1925 in Lisbon, Portugal. Died: 7 January 2017, aged 92.

File photo of Jill Saward who has died aged 51. See NTI story NTIRAPE; A woman who became a sexual assault campaigner after she was raped during a burglary at her father's vicarage in 1986 has died. Jill Saward, then 21, was sexually assaulted by two men in Ealing, west London. Her boyfriend and father Michael were severely beaten. At the end of the trial of her rapists, the judge said her trauma "had not been so great", sparking outrage. She was the first rape victim in the UK to waive her anonymity.

Obituary: Jill Saward, campaigner for rape victims

Jill Saward, campaigner. Born: 15 January 1965 in Liverpool. Died: 5 January 2017 in Wolverhampton, aged 51.

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