Obituaries of former deputy Xinhua chief Zhang Junsheng recall his colourful comments on last Hong Kong governor Chris Patten; they should not detract from his wise warning at the time 

  • Born in England to a Jamaican nurse and Barbadian postman, Zephaniah was known for fighting racism and social injustice
  • Zephaniah turned down the offer of an OBE in 2003, citing the honour’s association with the British Empire and slavery

Screenshots of Bourdain’s words are making the rounds on X after Kissinger’s death. In 2018 – the year the celebrity chef died – Bourdain said he did not regret his words.

Munger was known for steering Buffett away buying ‘cigar butts’ – mediocre firms at very cheap prices – and instead favouring quality over quantity.

The Carter Centre said she died on Sunday after living with dementia. Former US president Jimmy Carter, 99, said: ‘Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished’.

Her career spanned nearly six decades, but Byatt is best known for the 1991 novel, which pits a wicked US biographer against a downtrodden English scholar.

‘When I die, I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that’s mentioned,’ the late actor, who played Chandler, once said – we look back at the other stand-out performances he gave through the years

Artist and art teacher Park Seo-bo’s ‘Ecriture’ abstract paintings of repeated lines were acquired by leading museums such as New York’s MoMA, and appeared on Louis Vuitton bags.

Scottish-born McCallum, who most recently returned to television in 2003 to play Dr Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard in NCIS, died on Monday of natural causes at a New York hospital.

Mobster Matteo Messina Denaro, who died aged 61, was a ruthless assassin who spent 30 years on the run after a campaign of violence that helped forge the bloody reputation of the Sicilian mafia.

Some credit the leader, affectionately known as ‘King George’, with saving the country from financial ruin, while critics said he overstepped his bounds.

Works by the ‘Picasso of Latin America’, known for his plump and slightly surreal forms, have been displayed in Madrid, Paris, Singapore and elsewhere.

Grammy-nominated Smash Mouth were known for hits including All Star, which featured in the animated film Shrek. The band’s manager said Harwell ‘passed peacefully’ on Monday at his home in Boise, Idaho.


The ex-UN ambassador was famed for encounters with strongmen like Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro, and was involved in helping free basketball star Brittney Griner from a Russian prison.


His style of music, which he dubbed ‘drunken Caribbean rock ‘n’ roll’, endeared him to millions and pioneered a genre-bending mix of country, soft rock and folk.


Barker, host of The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, won 19 Daytime Emmys and played a comic version of himself in the hit 1996 film Happy Gilmore. He was also a committed animal rights activist.

Social media is flooded with messages of support and condolences for Sandra Bullock, who just lost her long-time partner Bryan Randall to ALS – here’s a look back at his life

‘A great songwriter, drummer and guitarist, a dear friend,’ writes actor, singer and filmmaker Stephen Fung of Davy Chan, founder of the hip hop group LMF, as Hong Kong entertainment figures mourn his death aged 52.

The filmmaker burst on the scene in the early ’70s with cop drama The French Connection, which won five Oscars including for best director and best picture.

Reubens’ TV series, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, ran for five seasons, earned 22 Emmy awards and attracted not only children but adults to Saturday-morning television.