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Tributes have been paid to Highgate editor and “pocket rocket” Tamar Karet who died on her 78th birthday.

One of the first Black members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a rare non-white face in 1970s Doctor Who, a go-to guest star in shows like Holby City and Doctors.

Pioneering Black actor and Hampstead icon Louis Mahoney has died aged 81

Pietro Milazzo’s red Fiat 500 was a common sight around Camden, and the popular mechanic’s “permanent smile” made him a friends all over north London.

Tributes have been paid to ZSL London Zoo’s longest serving volunteer who died with Covid-19.

The famous ‘Piper of Hampstead Heath’ who fought a ‘David vs Goliath battle’ for the right to play his beloved bagpipes has died.

A man from Crouch End who founded a theatre and pioneered financial marketing has passed away at age 80.

A “courageous” and “elegant” Hornsey woman with a “stong moral compass” has died aged 76.

Haringey’s first Black councillor and a “trailblazer” for race relations has died aged 92.

Longstanding Hampstead resident and ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ co-author Edith Redstone has passed away, one month shy of her 102nd birthday.

Although healthy and strong, West Hampstead architect Yiannis Pareas, died due to Covid-19 last week.

Colleagues at a Crouch End GP’s practice have paid tribute to ‘wonderful’ NHS receptionist Amanda Forde, who died earlier this month from coronavirus.

Ron Rubin, jazz musician, and long time resident of Hampstead, died suddenly on 14th April. He was born on 8th July 1933 in Liverpool, to David and Louise Rubin.

Tributes have been paid to an “iconic” secretary of Hornsey Labour Party who died last month, aged 91.

A Belsize Park writer and pioneer of travel literature has died at the age of 76.

A Camden grassroots activist who spent his life fighting racial discrimination and supporting under-represented communities has died aged 81.

Longstanding NW3 resident and BBC broadcaster Nicholas Parsons has died aged 96.

Highgate’s very own Python Terry Jones has died aged 77.

Richard Lindley, who died aged 83 in November, was a journalist who interviewed Saddam Hussein, was arrested as a spy in Angola and was banned from what was then known as Rhodesia.

Sir Jonathan Miller, the eminent playwright, director, humourist and writer who lived in Gloucester Crescent, Camden Town has died.

The groundbreaking and inspirational British-Trinidadian playwright Mustapha Matura has died aged 79.

She was a “passionate and generous” actor and a campaigner who continued her career until the age of 90 – when she still visited the Royal Free Hospital to act in role-play training scenarios.

The former leader of Islington Council and chair of Whittington Health Trust Steve Hitchins has died.

First in Hampstead and then in Crouch End, noted historian Max Arthur became an indispensable part of the community.

Louis Armstrong standards, a Gilbert and Sullivan ditty and poems from Keats and his great friend poet and publisher Jeremy Robson saw long-time Ham&High editor Gerald ‘Gerry’ Isaaman OBE given an inevitably idiosyncratic send-off.

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