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Obituaries

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dame Tessa Jowell has been described as an “inspirational” politician with “unflinching tenacity” as friends and former colleagues shared heartfelt tributes following her death at the age of 70.

Award winning Hampstead gardener and Managing Director of British Tours Ltd Gerda Adele Doll-Steinberg died on Feburary 14.

Ian Aitken, the distinguished former political editor of the Guardian who lived most of his life in Highgate, has died aged 90.

Award-winning social housing architect Neave Brown who transformed Camden has died at the age of 88.

Maurice Melzak began his career as a researcher for the naturalist David Attenborough and went on to dedicate his life to the natural world.

Jerry Williams, who passed away on August 27 at the age of 93 created history when he became Camden’s first black mayor in 1988.

John Horder, the hugging poet, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, July 5.

She escaped Nazi persecution just before the the Second World War began, was at the forefront of a revolution in jewellery, was reprimanded for stealing Albert Einstein’s apples and spent seven decades in Hampstead.

One of the Heath’s last remaining male swans has died in a tragic flight accident.

West Hampstead playwright Bernard Kops has paid a moving tribute to his great friend and fellow dramatist Arnold Wesker who has died aged 83.

A West Hampstead geographer who turned down an OBE has been described as “truly inspirational” and with a “passion for ideas” following news of her death last week.

Acclaimed novelist Margaret Forster has died at Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, her husband Hunter Davies announced today.

A musical icon was commemorated in Golders Green with the unveiling of a plaque.

Highgate actor Warren Mitchell, who was best known for playing loudmouthed bigot Alf Garnett, has died aged 89.

A leading historian who specialised in Jewish history and the Holocaust has been remembered fondly by his best friend as “a cross between Kafka and Eeyore”.

Tributes have poured in to Highgate BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has died aged 64 of cancer.

A renowned architect who designed what has been heralded as the “perfect house” has died of cancer aged 54.

Retired headteacher and Labour politician Judy Bax, who has died aged 82, made a lasting contribution to the quality of education and local government in London and beyond.

Former Ham and High editor and current Burgh House Trust chairman Matthew Lewin pays tribute to man he describes as “one of the priceless treasures of Hampstead”

Former Ham&High chief reporter and BBC journalist, Denise Winterman, has died at the age of 44.

The former leader of Haringey Council, who served as a councillor for more than 40 years, has died today aged 71 following a short illness.

A peace activist who was the first woman to be brought before the courts for protesting in the “ban the bomb” Aldermaston Marches has died aged 81.

The life of an acclaimed actor who lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb for more than half a century will be celebrated at a memorial event.

Former Eurovision contestant Ronnie Carroll has died days after launching his final election campaign to stand as a candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn.

Tributes have been paid to a successful Hampstead painter who passed away aged 91.

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