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  • Aug 2, 2014
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Last goodbye to Chak Nuen-fai, a patriot who saw reason

Family, friends and pan-democrats yesterday paid their last tributes to a left-leaning publisher who, in later life, realised being patriotic did not mean blind support of the Communist Party.

Saturday, 26 January, 2013, 4:45am

Film director Michael Winner dies aged 77

British film director Michael Winner, who made the violent thriller Death Wish and became a restaurant critic in later life, has died at the age of 77, his wife said yesterday.

Winner had been ill for some time and after a spell in hospital last year died at his home in the upmarket west London district of Kensington, Geraldine Winner said.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Japan's bestselling poet Toyo Shibata dies aged 101

Japanese poet Toyo Shibata, who started writing at the age of 92 and whose first anthology sold almost 1.6 million copies, died Sunday aged 101, her son said.

She died at a nursing home near her residence in Utsunomiya north of Tokyo, said her eldest son Kenichi Shibata, where she had been periodically since her health worsened last month.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:23am

Concorde's luxury designer and boutique hotel pioneer Andree Putman dies at 87

Andree Putman  1925-2013

The internationally acclaimed French designer Andree Putman, whose many achievements include revamping the interior of the Concorde jet, died at her Paris home. She was 87.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:51am

'Dear Abby' agony aunt Pauline Phillips dies

Pauline Phillips 1918-2013

Pauline Phillips, who consoled millions around the world writing the iconic Dear Abby advice column, has died at the age of 94, her syndication service said.

19 Jan 2013 - 6:54am

Paterson - advocate of hospital without walls

One of the key figures in Hong Kong's health services sector, Dr Edward Hamilton Paterson, died on Saturday at the age of 92.

Paterson was medical superintendent at the Nethersole Hospital and then at the United Christian Hospital from the 1960s to 1980s.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Writer and poet Leung Ping-kwan remembered for crossing art divide

Award-winning writer and poet Leung Ping-kwan's dying wish was for Hong Kong literature to receive the respect it deserves.

But his friends say he should also be remembered for his work focusing on the streets, food and characters of Hong Kong that are often overlooked by busy city-dwellers.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:35am 2 comments

Cricket legend Tony Greig dies

Flamboyant former England cricket captain and television commentator Tony Greig died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 66, as he battled lung cancer.

South African-born Greig had only recently been diagnosed with cancer and suffered a cardiac arrest at his Sydney home, dying shortly afterwards.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf commanded the US-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Gulf war to become America's most acclaimed military hero since the mid-century exploits of generals Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur.

29 Dec 2012 - 5:40am

Indian sitar virtuoso, Beatles muse Ravi Shankar dies at 92

Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer described as the “godfather of world music” by Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has died. He was 92.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am