Obituary

Father Pens His Own Obituary, Better Grab The Tissues

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Aaron Joseph Purmort had brain cancer - it was terminal. But rather than giving up and living his last days out in misery and sadness, the 35-year-...

Remembering the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Lara Platman | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Lara Platman

Looking up at the ceiling in the Theatre room, I had noticed the two chandeliers missing and asked where these were. The Dowager Duchess was also puzzled and the two of us, along with the Estate Manager went to the study to look in the large leather bound book of listed items of note... the Insurance Book as I called it.

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

John Holt, the reggae musician best known for his hits "Stick By Me" and "Ali Baba," has died at the age of 69. The Jamaican singer died in hospita...

Tony Benn Embodied Everything Decent In Society

John Wight | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Martin Luther King left us in no doubt that "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." In such moments, throughout his long political career, history will record that Tony Benn stood with the people.

Bob Crow: From Railway Worker To Working Class Hero

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

The death of Bob Crow, the left-wing leader of the country's biggest rail union, has changed the landscape of London politics forever. Never one t...

Welsh Poet Nigel Jenkins Denied Poetic Ending

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The tragedy here really lies in the bureaucracy that has surrounded this decision and the loss to Pennard to offer a fitting memorial to a man who had spent his life creating a psycho-geographic legacy, not only of this corner of Wales, but the breadth and depth of the land, and its history through his work.

Jay Leggett

Mat Ricardo | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mat Ricardo

I remember very well the first time I met Jay Leggett, who recently died, suddenly and tragically.

The Truth About Nelson and Me

Grant Feller | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

Today - if the evidence of Nelson Mandela's sad passing is anything to go by - the focus is now on the me, me, me. I've listened to, watched and read celebrities blithely talking about 'When I met Nelson he instantly recognised me'... Well I really don't care about you. Sorry, but I don't.

Mark 'Chopper' Read's Chilling Death Bed Confession Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Mark 'Chopper' Read Dies Mark Read Dies: Top 10 Quotes From The Cult Classic Movie Chopper In his last interview before he died fr...

I'm Just A Bloody Normal BLoke – A Normal Bloke Who Likes A Bit Of Torture

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Mark 'Chopper' Read, one of Australia's most notorious criminals, became a household name following the cult classic Eric Bana film Chopper, based on ...

Notorious Aussie Criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Mark 'Chopper' Read, one of Australia's most notorious criminals and the inspiration for the cult classic Eric Bana film Chopper, has died at the age ...

The Man Behind the Myth: Kabbalist Rav Berg

Ambi Sitham | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

As someone who loved the Rav deeply and benefitted tremendously from his wisdom, teachings and love seeing many of the erroneous reports about his life have moved me to tell the truth of the man that I had the honour of knowing.

Cleveland Kidnapper Found Hanging In Cell

The Huffington Post Uk | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Ohio Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry's Daughter Jocelyn, 6, ‘Is Healthy, Happy & Eating Ice Lollies'Neighbours Reported ‘Naked Women On Dog...

On The Death of Margaret Thatcher

Sara Sheridan | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

She was horribly, horribly right wing and I find it difficult to forgive her that. Despite believing in the policies she implemented (the woman really thought she was doing good) I look at the society we have today and I can see the scars her policies left behind. Enormous social immobility and a lack of political empathy.

Life in the Arts Lane: Willy Rizzo Week 16

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am very proud of the time Willy and I worked together. We always used to joke about him being 'pere et fils' to himself. His own life offering up two careers but in truth he was not just a creative genius, he was mainly a really lovely man who was full of fun and generosity.

'Stalking Cat' Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

A man who devoted his life to making himself look like a tiger has died in an apparent suicide. Dennis Avner, who preferred to be known by his Nat...

R.I.P BBC Ceefax 1974 - 2012

Nicholas Tufnell | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Tech
Nicholas Tufnell

Despite its flaws and despite that, next to the speed and efficiency of the internet it now seems laughably slow and inefficient, like an elderly turtle on barbiturates, I shall miss Ceefax.

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, Antoni Dobrowolski, Dies Aged 108

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Antoni Dobrowolski, the oldest known survivor of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, has died in Poland aged 108. Mr Dobrowolski, a teacher, incurre...

British-Born Creator Of The World's First Laptop Dies

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Tech

The creator of the world's first laptop computer has died. British-born Bill Moggridge was a legendary industrial designer and computing innovator,...

Voice Of Sesame Street's Count Von Count Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jerry Nelson, the voice and operator of Sesame Street character Count von Count has sadly passed away aged 78. Mr Nelson worked on numerous comedy ...

'I AM The Guy Who Stole The Safe': Man Comes Clean In Hilarious Obituary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Comedy

When 59-year-old Utah man Val Patterson passed away, his family and friends didn't just have to deal with his death - but also the amazing things he c...

First 'Test Tube Baby' Mother Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

The woman who gave birth to the world's first test tube baby has died. Lesley Brown, who lived in Whitchurch, Bristol, made history in July 1978 wh...

Veteran Journalist And Author Gitta Sereny Dies At 91

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 19.08.2012 | Home

Gitta Sereny, the influential journalist and author of Into That Darkness, has died aged 91. Sereny was a veteran reporter who investigated some of...

Robin Gibb 'Talented Beyond Even His Own Understanding'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

DIGEST: Robin Gibb, A Life In Pictures Robin Gibb, alongside his brothers, provided decades of chart hits in the Bee Gees and helped to turn disco ...

Christopher Hitchens - How Should He Be Remembered?

Ram Mashru | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Ram Mashru

It's almost tragicomic that only death brings people the recognition they deserved whilst alive. This is true for Christopher Hitchens who, though increasingly famous in his last days, will only now have his vast catalogue read by the many it should already have reached.