Recent necrology, November 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently

  • Cover of The Complete Piano Sonatas and the Other Major Works for PianoStephen Birmingham, 1930-2015
    American author known for his social histories of wealthy American families
  • John Russell Brown, 1923-2015
    Shakespearean scholar who was also a director, straddling the worlds of academe and the theatre
  • Robert Craft, 1923-2015
    Conductor and musicologist who chronicled his years as Stravinsky’s devoted adviser
  • Cover of Jonah: My StoryChristopher Duggan, 1957-2015
    Expert on the history of Italy who examined the rise of Fascism and denounced Silvio Berlusconi
  • Jonah Lomu, 1975-2015
    All Black rugby superstar who terrorised opponents with his giant frame and lightning-fast pace
  • Cover of Peter McLeaveyMelissa Mathison, 1950-2015
    Screenwriter, former wife of Harrison Ford, who created E.T.
  • Peter McLeavey, 1936-2015
    One of New Zealand’s most influential art dealers and champion of New Zealand art
  • Keith Michell, 1926-2015
    Australian actor and theatre director hailed for his many performances as Henry VIII
  • Cover of Cover-Up of a Royal MurderWarren Mitchell, 1926-2015
    Actor best known for playing the irascible bigot Alf Garnett in the television comedy series Till death us do part
  • John Morgan, 1957-2015
    Investigative writer who carried out research into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales