Necrology – a list of notable people who have died recently. Now a regular feature on our blog.
- Charles Arnold-Baker, 1918-2009 German aristocrat and intelligence officer who wrote a richly eccentric guide to British history
- Cyril John Freezer, 1924-2009 Engineer and editor who inspired thousands of postwar schoolboys to become model railway enthusiasts
- Michael Jackson, 1958-2009 American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman
- Steve Race, 1921-2009 Musician and broadcaster who chaired all 520 episodes of My Music and devised Telegraph crosswords