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Nell Gifford

Re-inventor of the English circus

Guy Arnold

Explorer, prolific travel writer, cat-lover, and host of lavish dinner parties

Peter Serkin, 1947–2020

The pianist known for seamlessly connecting classic and contemporary elements in his work died on February 1 at the age of 72

Werner Doehner

The last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster

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

Prince Hal

Norman Stone

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

Karl-Ludwig Rehse

Couturier to the Queen