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Nancy Lewis A charming, tenacious music-biz publicist who established Monty Python in the United States

How to Be Cool and Warm at Once The irreplaceable publisher Sonny Mehta, who died on December 30, possessed the rare ability to unite style and sincerity

Maurice Bailey Lost at sea with his wife in 1973. The couple survived on a raft for 117 days

John Lorimer A war hero who survived a seemingly hopeless mission to eliminate a Nazi warship with a midget submarine

Lucette Destouches Céline’s muse tended to the author’s rather complicated legacy during 58 years of widowhood

Split Waterman Charismatic, risk-taking, gun- and gold-smuggling motorcycle star lived on the edge

Keith Schellenberg The reliably colorful laird of Eigg who married often and liked to view the world from an open-top Bentley

Terry O’Neill The photographer who once wanted to be a priest captured Swinging London’s cultural revolution in the 1960s

Marjorie Blamey Britain’s most prolific wildflower painter, and a serious world traveler

Joyce Cansfield Revered Times crossword creator also excelled at Scrabble and Alpine skiing

Irene Shubik The television producer who gave us Rumpole of the Bailey and The Jewel in the Crown

Pierre Le-Tan An illustrator who blended whimsy and shadow in his palette

“He Was the Spirit of Musical Theater. Irreplaceable.” Hal Prince, as remembered by his longtime choreographer Pat Birch

Michael Maor Holocaust survivor who joined the Mossad and helped convict Adolf Eichmann

Norman Stone Waspish, iconoclastic British historian was a man of the right in a field of mostly left-wingers