Obituaries

By William Turvill 15 October 8:14
A Guardian obituary described him as "perhaps the last of the old-style Fleet Street bosses, revelling in a reputation for brusqueness and bullying, during the chaotic and corrupt final days of boozy incompetence and print union power, before the publishing revolution of the late 1980s".
By William Turvill and Press Association 08 October 11:59
Macleod was being treated for cancer at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow.
By Jim Cassidy 06 October 17:19
The words of contemporary American writer Bobbi Romans could have been written for Bernard Vickers (pictured above, Daily Record) one of Scotland’s most successful post war newspaper editors who died in August.
By Press Gazette 08 September 11:25
John Dixon, night lawyer of The Mail on Sunday from the paper’s inception in 1982 until 2004, has died aged 62.
By Press Association 07 August 8:31
The former Daily Express journalist (pictured in a recent Channel 4 News interview), who revealed secret after secret during his years as defence correspondent at the newspaper, died of "old age", his son Michael Chapman Pincher revealed in a post on his Facebook page.
By Press Gazette 23 June 13:42
Publisher Felix Dennis has died aged 67 "after a long and painful battle with cancer".
By Press Gazette 17 June 14:55
Fleet Street photographer Gabor Scott who chronicled the New Romantic pop scene in the 1980s and once pictured Prince Harry giving him 'the finger' has died aged 65.
Brian Hitchen pictured with wife Nelli at their son's wedding
By Dominic Ponsford 12 May 13:20
"Superlative reporter", "inspirational editor" and "incorrigible mischief". This was how former Daily Express editor Peter Hill described Brian Hitchen at a St Bride’s Service of thanksgiving for the life of the former Daily Star and Sunday Express editor.
Tom Welsh pictured at the launch of the 18th edition of MacNae's with Walter Greenwood and David Banks
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 28 April 15:57

Former regional press editor, media law expert and first director of journalism at City University Tom Welsh has died at the age of 85.

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.

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