Recent necrology, December 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently

  • Cover of Empress of the Endless DreamTom Arden, 1961-2015
    British science fiction and fantasy writer
  • Natalie Cole, 1950-2016
    Singer and daughter of Nat King Cole whose talent was overshadowed by a troubled personal life
  • Peter Dickinson, 1927-2015
    Prolific children’s author who combined riveting plots with historical and psychological insight
  • Kurt Masur, 1927-2015
    Conductor who led both the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and encouraged a peaceful reunification of Germany
  • William McIlvanney, 1936-2015
    Scottish novelist whose Laidlaw books brought about a flowering of ‘Tartan Noir’
  • Cover of Strange LoyaltiesWayne Rogers, 1933-2015
    American actor best known for playing US Army surgeon ‘Trapper’ John McIntyre in the television comedy series M.A.S.H.
  • Paul West, 1930-2015
    Derbyshire-born novelist who wrote books revelling in word play before being disabled by a stroke

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