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Obituaries

Friday, November 4, 2016

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.

A popular Hampstead horticulturalist has been remembered for her generosity and kindness.

Rosette Irwin became a member of Hampstead Conservatives in the mid-1950s. She was chairwoman of Fitzjohns ward for many years; the association’s president and patron. She never wished to hold public office but thrived on promoting the Conservative cause in Hampstead.

If you have been a member of the Liberal Democrats, at any level, then the likelihood is you will have met Philip Vince or maybe you will have had a handwritten note from Philip in immaculate spider-small handwriting.

When painter Sheila Girling, who died on Saturday aged 90, met sculptor Sir Anthony Caro in 1949 they began a discussion about art which continued over 63 years of marriage until his death in 2013.

A “perspicacious” artist and photographer who threw open her door to London’s radical left in the 1960s and ‘70s has died aged 78.

Tributes have flooded in for Welsh pop singer Steve Strange after he died of a heart attack yesterday on holiday in Egypt.

With the death of prolific author, world-renowned historian and Churchill biographer Sir Martin Gilbert this week following a serious illness, academia has lost one of its true heavyweights.

A tour guide who taught Anne Frank’s story to thousands, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has died aged 85.

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