Obituaries

Manchester agency Holdens has announced the sudden death of its co-founder and creative director, Peter Holden.

The Blackpool-born actor John Mahoney, who starred as Martin Crane in hit US sitcom Frasier, has died at the age of 77.

Damian Cox was described by 6 Music presenter Stuart Maconie as "the best of the North and the best of the BBC" on his radio show this afternoon.

Tributes have been paid to Fleet Street legend Phil Mellor, who has died at the age of 69.

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than three decades, has died aged 77.

A former Manchester Evening News journalist described as the "life and soul of the party" has died at the age of 74.

Broadcaster Steve Hewlett, who died yesterday at the age of 58, had a number of Northern connections.

Tributes have been paid to Gorden Kaye, the Yorkshire-born actor who became a household name through long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!

A Yorkshire journalist who once edited The Catholic Universe has died suddenly at the age of 72.

Tributes have been paid to a former Lancashire Telegraph journalist who has died of cancer at the age of 80.

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