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The Deadline - obits podcast

This week on The Deadline, RAF Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork and acclaimed author Patrick Bishop discuss the astonishing, controversial life - and very mysterious death - of the Dam Busters hero Guy Gibson, VC, all through the eyes of Group Captain Ronnie Churcher, who was with Gibson on the …

Introducing the Telegraph Obits podcast

A word in your ear? More like a whole life. Welcome to the Telegraph Obits podcast. This week focussing on Claudio Abbado<p>Anyone who reads Telegraph obituaries will know the wonderful assortment of characters we write about – the military heroes, the musical maestros, the eccentric aristocrats, the …

Ariel Sharon - obituary

Ariel Sharon was an Israeli leader famed for bold, brash, ruthless manoeuvres both in politics and on the battlefield<p>Ariel Sharon, who has died aged 85, was Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 and one of the Middle East’s most formidable politicians.<p>Always controversial, Sharon’s skill and …

Hiroo Onoda - obituary

Hiroo Onoda was a Japanese Army officer who hid in the jungle for three decades, refusing to accept that the war was over<p>Hiroo Onoda, who has died aged 91, was a wartime Japanese officer who surrendered only in 1974, having hunkered down in the jungles of the Philippines for nearly three decades in …

Japan

Marina Ginestà - obituary

Marina Ginestà was a mysterious beauty photographed during the Spanish Civil War who was identified exactly 70 years later<p>Marina Ginestà, who has died aged 94, was believed to have been the last surviving French veteran of the Spanish Civil War. As a 17-year-old member of Spain’s Unified Socialist …

Simon Hoggart - obituary

Simon Hoggart was a witty parliamentary sketchwriter and Spectator wine correspondent who chaired the BBC’s News Quiz<p>Simon Hoggart, the journalist who has died aged 67, wrote on politics, latterly as The Guardian’s acerbic and witty parliamentary sketchwriter, and on wine for The Spectator; for …

Claudio Abbado - obituary

Claudio Abbado was a shy but steely conductor who crafted some of the great performances of the last century<p>Claudio Abbado, the Italian conductor, who has died aged 80, held four of the top musical posts in Europe: La Scala Milan, the London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera and the Berlin …

Robert Boscawen - obituary

Robert Boscawen was a tank officer who survived terrible burns to become the last MP in the House to hold an MC<p>Robert Boscawen, who has died aged 90, was a member of a distinguished Cornish family and served as Conservative MP for Wells, the constituency later renamed Somerton and Frome, from 1970 …

Terry Biddlecombe - obituaries

Terry Biddlecombe was a champion jockey who later married Henrietta Knight and scored a Gold Cup triple with Best Mate<p>Terry Biddlecombe who has died aged 72, was a hard-living, good-looking, plain-talking, three-times National Hunt champion jockey known as the Blond Bomber; in retirement he formed …

Hugh Arnold - obituary

Hugh Arnold was a motor launch navigator decorated during the chaotic but successful sabotage raid on St Nazaire<p>Hugh Arnold, who has died aged 92, won a DSC during the raid on St Nazaire in 1942.<p>On the night of March 28/29 1942 Acting Sub-Lieutenant Arnold was the navigator of Motor Launch 446, …

Elizabeth Jane Howard - obituary

Elizabeth Jane Howard was an acclaimed novelist who drew on her miserable childhood and spectacular misfortune with men<p>Elizabeth Jane Howard, the writer, who has died aged 90, was acclaimed for her Cazalet series of novels, an epic saga of affluent middle-class English family life. Yet she was …

Literature

Andy Holden - obituary

Andy Holden was an athlete whose heroic consumption of ale did nothing to stop him winning<p>Andy Holden, who has died aged 65, was a UK record holder for the 3,000m steeplechase and an athlete of remarkable versatility, achieving the unique feat of representing Great Britain in five distance running …

United Kingdom

Phil Everly - obituary

Phil Everly was one half of the singing duo which transformed pop music but behind the scenes bubbled with sibling rivalry<p>Phil Everly, who has died aged 74, was the younger half of The Everly Brothers, the duo which helped to transform pop music in the 1960s before being eclipsed by the very bands …

Music

Roger Lloyd-Pack - obituary

Roger Lloyd-Pack was an actor who, despite many other achievements, will forever be associated with Trigger from Only Fools and Horses<p>Roger Lloyd-Pack, the actor, who has died aged 69, will forever be associated with the slow-witted Peckham road sweeper Trigger, whom he played in the much-loved …

North London