A list of well-known people who have died recently:
- John Amis, 1922-2013
Musical impresario who worked with Myra Hess and Donald Swann and became a regular on My Music.
- Robert Barnard, 1936-2013
Mystery writer who peopled his thrillers with English archetypes and won enormous acclaim in America.
- Eydie Gorme, 1928-2013
Singer who formed a successful double act with her husband Steve Lawrence.
- Elmore Leonard, 1925-2013
Master of crime fiction who transcended the genre with novels such as Get Shorty, and, Glitz.
- Julie Harris, 1925-2013
Actress of remarkable versatility whose six Tony Awards have not been equalled.
- Marcella Hazan, 1924-2013
Self-taught cook whose books introduced Britain and America to the joys of real Italian cuisine.
- Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
Classically-trained, British-born pianist who made her name on New York’s jazz scene in the 1950s and presented a long-running jazz series on radio.
- Barbara Mertz, 1927-2013
American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.
- Marcel Reich-Ranicki, 1920-2013
Warsaw ghetto survivor whose past helped him become an unchallenged literary lion in Germany.
- Cedar Walton, 1934-2013
Pianist and composer behind some of the finest pieces in ‘hard bop’ jazz.
- Yoram Kaniuk, 1930-2013
Jewish novelist who fought for the creation of Israel but did not like what the state went on to become.