Obituary

The mystic of the stage

Peter Brook saw acting as an uncompromising search for truth

The revolutionary theatre director died on July 2nd, aged 97

King of cocaine

Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela once ran 80% of the world cocaine market

The boss of the Cali cartel died on May 31st, aged 83

Fight without end

Roman Ratushny believed in a better, purer Ukraine

The civic and environmental activist was killed near Izyum on June 9th, aged 24

Paint power

Paula Rego was a painter of rage, longing and loneliness

The Portuguese-British artist died on June 8th, aged 87

Have bike, will travel

Dervla Murphy let nothing stand in the way of adventure

Ireland’s best-loved travel writer died on May 22nd, aged 90

To ride, to win

Lester Piggott had only one aim in view

The best flat-racing jockey of the 20th century died on May 29th, aged 86

The barefoot laird

Lawrence MacEwen made a tiny island prosper

The chief of the isle of Muck died on May 16th, aged 80

The forgotten fire

Saotome Katsumoto insisted that Japan should not forget

The ceaseless chronicler of the Great Tokyo Raid died on May 10th, aged 90

Starstruck

Ron Galella, the original paparazzo, died on April 30th, aged 91

The snapper to the stars was best known for his run-ins with Jackie Kennedy

Travels with a piano

Franz Mohr was the man who made great concerts possible

Steinway’s chief piano tuner for 24 years died on March 28th, aged 94

One name more

Mimi Reinhard typed up Schindler’s list

The inmate of Plaszow labour camp died on April 8th, aged 107

A taste for freedom

Peng Ming-min fought for the idea of “one China and one Formosa”

A leading advocate of Taiwan’s independence, he died on April 8th, aged 98