Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

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.

22 April 2016

Prince, pop’s genius

His dedication to his craft made him one of the greats of popular culture.

4 April 2016

Zaha Hadid: an architectural visionary

In play-it-safe times, Hadid's social ambition shone through.

21 March 2016

Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility

A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

12 January 2016

When Bowie was not a ‘national treasure’

The Seventies starman was the spirit of that turbulent age in dayglow jumpsuit.

12 January 2016

Bowie and the shrinking sense of possibility

Bowie’s rise and demise speak to a crisis of cultural freedom.