Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

26 November 2016

Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure

How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

12 November 2016

My Leonard Cohen

His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.

11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence

Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.

31 October 2016

Remembering Helen Reece

Luke Gittos pays tribute to an intellectual inspiration.

31 August 2016

The underrated genius of Gene Wilder

He was the missing link between Sergeant Bilko and Seinfeld.

6 July 2016

Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talent

The Deer Hunter director captured something of the human condition.

6 June 2016

The Greatest

Muhammad Ali made history. Long may he inspire others to do the same.

26 April 2016

Prince: everyone’s freak

The Purple One was more than a hero to lonely outsiders.