Obituaries

Ali Schofield

Tributes have been paid to Big Issue North columnist Ali Schofield, who died on April 4th following a battle with cancer.

BBC Yorkshire political editor Len Tingle has died at the age of 63 after suffering from stomach cancer.

Tributes have been paid to iconic Yorkshire broadcaster Dave Callaghan, who has died aged 63 after a heart attack.

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.

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