22/05/2024
Norwich, GB 16 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

DON WALSH, aged 92

One of the world’s great explorers, he was the first person to visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific – but remained relatively unknown.

LUCIA HIRIART, aged 98

A Chilean aristocrat, she married army officer Augusto Pinochet. When he led a military coup she became First Lady, known for her temper and love of wealth.

MELODY MILLER, aged 77

After an inspirational meeting with President Kennedy whilst still a teenager, she became a trusted aide to all of of the Kennedy family for her entire career.

Penelope Laingen

PENELOPE LAINGEN, aged 89

An American diplomat’s wife, Penelope fought for the rights of the spouses of diplomats. She became internationally famous when her husband became a hostage in the Iran Crisis and was the scourge of two American presidents.