Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

17 July 2017

The undying legacy of George Romero

Few gave the idea of the zombie as much life as he did.

14 July 2017

Liu Xiaobo: champion of change

His passion for democracy put many in the West to shame.

Helmut Kohl and the lost promise of reunification

Germany is yet to realise the democratic potential of 1989.

RIP Ueli Steck, a truly great sportsman

The man who redefined mountaineering.

27 April 2017

Farewell, Baxendale and his Bash St Kids

The death of Leo Baxendale brings to an end a unique comic career.

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.