Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

3 April 2017

Darcus Howe: fearless in thought and deed

He fought against racial injustice and the left’s lazy thinking.

22 March 2017

The boy from the Bogside who took on the British

To many of us in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness was a hero.

20 March 2017

The king is dead

RIP Chuck Berry, inventor of popular music.

10 March 2017

Bill Leak: a free‑speech hero

Brendan O'Neill pays tribute to the great Australian cartoonist.

9 February 2017

Hans Rosling: humanism by numbers

The Swedish statistician was a powerful antidote to our Malthusian times.

25 January 2017

John Berger’s ways of seeing

The art critic and the search for meaning.

13 January 2017

Graham Taylor: a decent man out of time

Football's new fans couldn't stand what Taylor represented.

10 January 2017

RIP Zygmunt Bauman

The energetic doubter of modernity has died.

14 December 2016

A Syrian defender of enlightenment

Remembering the great philosopher, Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm.

11 December 2016

AA Gill and the right to offend

Gill was a great ambassador for the messy, wonderful freedom of the press.