Obituaries

By David Thompson 16 April 16:30
For famous last words, the great political and social cartoonist Keith Waite's dry wit has matched that of Oscar Wilde and Spike Milligan. Keith, who has died aged 87, was an experienced and enthusiastic sailor based on the Orwell river, near Ipswich, in Suffolk. He instructed that his ashes were to be scattered on the river and on an ebb tide "because I do not want to spend eternity in Ipswich".
By John Rodgers and Andy Young 11 April 9:10
Journalism legend and all round 'good egg' Peter Steele has died at the age of 71.
By John Rodgers 09 April 15:34
When Turkish paratroopers invaded Cyprus following the overthrow of its President, Archbishop Makarios, in 1974, intrepid news reporter Peter Steele was one of the first to greet them.
By John Rodgers 08 April 16:50
A memorial service is to be held on Friday for one of Fleet Street's most colourful characters who died earlier this year aged 83.
By Press Gazette 31 March 10:21
The Irish president, Northern Ireland culture minister and the National Union of Journalists have paid tribute to Belfast-based journalist and broadcaster Sam McAughtry, who has died at the age of 91.
By Hamish Mackay 11 March 9:53
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is among those to have paid tribute to Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson who has died aged 43.
By Adam Gillham 10 March 13:53
Geoff Garvey, the freelance journalist who ran the Ferrari Press Agency for 30 years, has died aged 70.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 February 9:06
Former Guardian deputy editor and launch editor of the Comment is Free section of its website Georgina Henry has died of cancer aged 53.
Hugh Berlyn (Credit: Lynne Berlyn)
By Jimmy Nicholls 30 January 15:29
Hugh Berlyn, former editor of BBC News and Sport websites across England, died aged 61 on Monday from pancreatic cancer.
Ron Hall (Credit: The Times)
By Jimmy Nicholls 22 January 12:22
Founding member of the Sunday Times Insight Team Ron Hall, who worked on the paper's investigation into the Profumo affair, died on Monday aged 79.
Komla Dumor (Credit: BBC)
By Press Association 19 January 13:43
Tributes have been paid to BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, one of Ghana's best-known journalists, after he died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, the corporation has announced.
Charlie Harris (Credit: Chartered Institute of Journalists)
By Emma McGarthy 17 January 10:29
The funeral of journalist union president Charlie Harris saw hundreds of colleagues, friends and family mourn the well-respected former editor of the Harrow Times.
Bernie Guerin right with Cate Blanchett who played Veronica Guerin in a movie about the murdered Sunday Independent journalist
By Darren Boyle 17 January 9:24

The mother of murdered crime journalist Veronica Guerin has died, it was announced last night.

By Press Gazette 08 January 9:54
The founding editor of Computer Weekly Chris Hipwell has died aged 79.
By Emma McGarthy 06 January 13:10
Former editor of the Northumberland Gazette Bob Bingham has died of cancer aged 72.
Ed Miliband (Reuters)
By Emma McGarthy 06 January 12:22
Friends, colleagues and politicians have paid tribute to journalist and wit Simon Hoggart who has died aged 67 from pancreatic cancer.
John Dodd (Credit: Midhurst and Petworth Observer)
By Colin Dunne 06 January 10:53
Whoever first conjoined the words legend and lunchtime had almost certain met John Dodd. He was a star of old-time Fleet Street, highly regarded for his skill as a writer and reporter, a man who, in a world of extraordinary characters, still managed to stand out.
Charlie Harris (Credit: Chartered Institute of Journalists)
By Darren Boyle 06 January 10:32
Former Harrow Times editor Charlie Harris has died following a short illness.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 January 10:27
The doyen of parliamentary sketch writers, Simon Hoggart, has died aged 67.
Brian Hitchen and wife Nelli (Credit: Thomas Stack)
By Darren Boyle 02 December 17:28
Former Sunday Express editor Brian Hitchen and his wife Nelli have both been killed in a car accident in Spain.

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