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Philanthropist Paul Soros, innovator in shipping, dies at age of 87

Philanthropist Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, has died in New York after a long bout with a host of illnesses, his son Peter Soros said. He was 87.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:32am

Henry the great

Henry Cecil may have come from an aristocratic background and been knighted for his services to racing, but to the race-going public he was simply "Our 'Enry".

16 Jun 2013 - 10:14am

Esther Williams a star in the pool and on the silver screen

Esther Williams, the self-described "Million Dollar Mermaid", whose wholesome beauty, shapely figure and aquatic skills launched an entire genre of movies - the Technicolor "aqua musicals" - died on June 6 at the age of 91. She was remembered for her Hollywood fame but also her influence on fashion and on synchronised swimming, the Olympic sport inspired by her cinematic water ballet.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Yothu Yindi's tribal voice, Mandawuy Yunupingu, dies in Outback aged 56

Tributes poured in yesterday for Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country's most famous Aborigines.

4 Jun 2013 - 3:57am

Actress Jean Stapleton dies at 90

Jean Stapleton, the character actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive housewife on the groundbreaking series All in the Family made her one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s but a symbol of emergent feminism in American popular culture, died at her home in New York. She was 90.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:53am

Seven-time former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti dies, 94

Giulio Andreotti, a Machiavellian seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died on Monday at the age of 94. Andreotti, a key figure in the once-dominant Christian Democratic party, died at his home in central Rome. He had suffered ill health in recent years and was hospitalised in August last year with heart trouble.

7 May 2013 - 2:12am

Shanghai Catholic bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian dies at 96

The long-serving bishop of Shanghai's state-run Catholic Church, Aloysius Jin Luxian , died of an unspecified illness yesterday, raising questions over who will succeed him.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:32am

Artist Zao Wou-ki's works bridged east and west

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-ki, who died on Tuesday at his home Switzerland aged 93, has been praised by experts and critics as a significant figure in 20th-century Chinese art who perfectly blended Chinese and Western influences.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Best-selling French writer Stephane Hessel dies at 95

Best-selling French writer, veteran diplomat and concentration camp survivor Stephane Hessel, whose work inspired protest movements worldwide, has died at the age of 95, his wife announced on Wednesday.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:43am

City-born top Chinese official in colonial era dies

Mo Kwan-nin, the highest ranking Chinese official with a local background appointed during the colonial era, died on Saturday aged 76.

Mo passed away in a local hospital on 7.02pm from an undisclosed illness, sources said.

He was born in the city in 1937 and graduated from the Chinese Department at the University of Hong Kong in 1961.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:19am