09/07/2024
Norwich, GB 17 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

DON SUTHERLAND, aged 103

A conscientious objector during the war, he worked in a famous farming community. Constantly activating for peace, he finally appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.

MARILYN LOVELL, aged 93

Wife of an American astronaut, she hit the headlines when the Apollo 13 mission had to be aborted. The world watched her anguish and fear, suffering with her.

MITZI DAVIES, aged 81

An actress most famous for appearing in Coronation Street, she was in many other very popular TV programmes for three decades before retiring to Corfu.

VALERY RYUMIN, aged 82

Initially a rocket engineer he became a cosmonaut, spending a record amount of time in space and being the oldest man in space. He also appeared at the Olympics

ANNE BEAUMANOIR, aged 98

Active in the French Resistance, she saved a number of children. She was then involved in the Algerian Civil War and eventually became a leading neurologist.

PRINCESS IRA von FURSTENBERG, aged 83

An Italian princess who married young, into the jet set, she became an actress, a model, a fashion designer and a renown artist, mixing with the rich, powerful and famous.