Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

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Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical... Read More

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70

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British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who was best known for his Bafta-winning role in 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, has died aged 70. His agent described him as... Read More

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87

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The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87. The Japanese engineer created many popular drum machines, including... Read More

Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

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Colin Dexter, who wrote the Inspector Morse books, has died at the age of 86. His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: “With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death... Read More

Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69

Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69

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One of Japan’s best-known manga artists, Jiro Taniguchi, has died aged 69, his publisher has announced. Mr Taniguchi, who was known for his elegant line drawings and intricately-constructed landscapes, died... Read More

Sir John Hurt: Bafta-winning actor dies aged 77

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Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said. The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, continued working despite being... Read More

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

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US Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80, her publicist says. She was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke... Read More