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They Died In 1998.

THEY DIED IN 1998

JANUARY

Frank Muir, comedy writer and broadcaster, 77

Helen Wills Moody, tennis champion, 92

Sonny Bono, singer-turned-Congressman, 62

David Bairstow, cricketer, 46

Tommy Price, first Englishman to win the world speedway championship, 86

Sir Michael Tippett, composer, 93

Mae Questel, actress (voice behind Betty Boop), 89

John Wells, satirist, writer and broadcaster, 61

Roger Clark, rally driving champion, 58

Walter Diemer, inventor of bubble-gum, 93

Fred Francis, inventor of Scalextric, 79

Carl Perkins, rock'n'roll singer, 65

Jack Lord, actor (Hawaii Five-O), 77

J C Gibbs, former international rugby player, 95

Robert McIntyre, first Scottish National Party MP, 84

FEBRUARY

Carl Wilson, pop musician (Beach Boys), 51

Enoch Powell, politician, 85

Peter Longbottom, racing cyclist, 38

Lord Granville of Eye, Parliament's oldest member, 100

Martha Gellhorn, writer and war correspondent, 89

Robbie James, footballer, 40

Bob Merrill, songwriter (How Much is that Doggie in the Window), 76

Dermot Morgan, actor (Father Ted), 45

MARCH

Lloyd Bridges, actor (High Noon, Airplane), 85

Judge Dredd, reggae singer (real name Alex Hughes), 53

Dr Benjamin Spock, childcare expert, 94

Galina Ulanova, prima ballerina, 87

Daniel Massey, actor, 64

Lady Lestor of Eccles (Joan Lestor), former Labour MP, 66

Joan Maynard, former Labour MP, 76

Ferdinand Porsche, car designer, 88

APRIL

Tammy Wynette, country music singer, 55

Cozy Powell, rock drummer, 50

Lord (Denis) Howell, former Labour minister, 75.

Wendy O'Williams, punk rock singer (The Plasmatics), 48

Dorothy Squires, singer, 83

Sir Ian MacGregor, former coal board chairman, 85

Linda McCartney, photographer and businesswoman, 56

MAY

Justin Fashanu, footballer, 37

Kevin Lloyd, actor in The Bill, 49

Lord Mellish of Bermondsey, former Chief Whip under Harold Wilson, 85

Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 82

Lord Cudlipp, leading light of Mirror Group newspapers, 84

Phil Hartman, actor, 49

Lana Morris, actress, 68

JUNE

Edwin Astley, composer of TV themes (The Saint, Randall & Hopkirk), 76

Sir David English, chairman of Associated Newspapers, 67

Johnny Johnston, jingle writer, 78

Syd Lawrence, band leader, 74

Dame Catherine Cookson, author, 91

Tom Cookson, husband of Catherine, 87

Hammond Innes, author, 84

Rev Trevor Huddleston, human rights campaigner, 84

Benny Green, jazz saxophonist, 70

JULY

Maureen O'Sullivan, actress who played Tarzan's Jane, 87

Johnny Speight, comedy writer/creator of Alf Garnet, 78

John Derek, film director and husband of Bo, 71

Roy Rogers, singing cowboy, 86.

Betty Marsden, comedy actress, 79

Alan Shepard, US astronaut and first man to hit a golf ball on the moon, 74

"Tiny" Rowland, newspaper/business tycoon, 80

AUGUST

Eve Boswell, 1950s singer, 76

SEPTEMBER

Viscount Rothermere, press baron, 73

Jackie Blanchflower, footballer and Busby Babe, 65

Roy Bradford, former leading Northern Ireland politician, 77

Dr Jonathan Mann, Aids epidemiologist and human rights activist, 51

Akira Kurosawa, legendary Japanese film director, 88

Lord Marks of Broughton, M&S legend, 78

Patricia Hayes, actress, 88

Florence Griffith-Joyner, 1988 Olympic 100 and 200 metre champion, 39

Susan Barantes, mother of the Duchess of York, 61

OCTOBER

Roddy McDowall, actor, 70

Gene Autry, singing cowboy, 91

Joan Hickson, Miss Marple actress, 92

Nicholas Budgen, former Tory MP and Euro-sceptic, 60

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, 68

NOVEMBER

Bob Kane, creator of Batman, 83

Lord (John) Hunt, mountaineer, 88

DECEMBER

Rev John Brown, father of Chancellor Gordon Brown, 84

Anna Carey, daughter of TV sports presenter Bob Wilson, 31

Lord (Lew) Grade, 91

THEY MARRIED IN 1998

Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Chancellor Gordon Brown's aide Ed Balls

Actor Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie

Actress Sharon Stone and newspaper man Phil Bronstein

Boxer Prince Naseem Hamed and Eleasha Elphinstone

Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and Gaynor Regan

Henry Dent-Brocklehurst and model Lili Maltese

Model Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

Baywatch star Erika Eleniak and nutrition trainer Philip Goglia.

Pop singer Louise and footballer Jamie Redknapp

Singer/actress Barbra Streisand and actor James Brolin

Former Coronation Street actress Tina Hobley and Steve Wallington

EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer and TV producer Nick Love

Baywatch actress Traci Bingham and musician Robb Vallier

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and hairdresser Stephen Way

Scary Spice Melanie Brown and dancer Jimmy Gulzar

Actress Daniella Westbrook and Ben Morgan

Titanic actress Kate Winslet and film producer James Threapleton

Socialites Santa Palmer-Tompkinson and Simon Sebag-Montefiore

TV presenter Melinda Messenger and Wayne Roberts

Action star Chuck Norris and Gena O'Kelley

Movie star Tony Curtis and Jill Vanden Berg

THEY GAVE BIRTH IN 1998

Singer Kim Wilde and Hal Fowler - a son, Harry Tristan

Actress Dawn Acton (Coronation Street) and Stuart West - a son, Thomas Kyle

Model Elle Macpherson and financier Arpad Busson - a son, Arpad Flynn

Actress Victoria Tennant and film executive Kirk Stambler - a daughter, Katya Irina

Actor Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin - a second daughter, Sistine Rose

Actor Corbin Bernsen and actress Amanda Pays - a fourth son, Finley

Actor Tony Randall, 78 and wife heather, 28 - a second child, Jefferson

Actress Uma Thurman and husband Ethan Hawke - a daughter Maya Ray

TV presenter Noel Edmonds and wife Helen - a daughter, Alice

Snooker star Jimmy White and wife Maureen - a son, Tommy Tiger

Helen Baxendale and boyfriend David Elliot - a daughter Nell Marmalade

Joan Collins' daughter Tara Newley and Michael Adam - a daughter Miel

Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Jean-Raymond Gottlieb - a daughter, Camille Marie

Lord and Lady Ivar Mountbatten - a daughter, Alexandra

Actor/singer Matthew Marsden and Rachel John - a son, Connor

Gladiator Wolf and wife Paula - a son, Nico

All Saints singer Melanie Blatt and guitarist Stuart Zender - a daughter, Lily Ella
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