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Obituaries

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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.

Paul Winner understood the importance of presentation in winning an argument.

After coming to London as a Jewish refugee before the Second World War, Dr Lotte Newman, who died on April 29 aged 90, was a pioneering woman doctor who rose to the very top of her profession.

Sex magic, dead foxes, vampires and an Old Bailey trial – Highgate’s David Farrant, who died earlier this month, lived a colourful 73 years in and out of the headlines.

Rainer Bathke, who died last month aged 76, was a well-known face throughout Camden.

Pioneer of renal medicine and “much loved” family man Sir William Stanley Peart has died at 96.

Actress, mum, and long-term resident of Primrose Hill Judy Armstrong died in January. Her son, Charles, writes about her life, career and family

Hubert de Camillis, known as Hugh, was an artist whose work was exhibited alongside Cezanne, a music critic who befriended the greats of classical guitar music, and a loving father who never stopped being eager to learn.

Leading psychoanalyst Anne-Marie Sandler, who died in July at 92, was more than just a towering figure in her field.

The son of a much loved Muswell Hill shopkeeper has paid tribute to a “caring, thoughtful, family man.”

Her family and friends pay tribute to Lucinda Graymore, a Camden ecologist who died aged 50 of breast cancer.

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.

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