Obituaries

Drug smuggler turned author Howard Marks has died at the age of 70 after a battle with bowel cancer.

Denise Robertson MBE, the resident agony aunt for ITV's This Morning, has died aged 83 after a short battle with cancer.

Former BBC in-house entertainment head Jon Beazley has died after a short illness.

Tributes are paid to BBC Radio Lancashire journalist Steve Becker, who died while driving on Wednesday morning.

Tributes are paid to former Doncaster Rovers media manager Steve Uttley, who died on Sunday night at the age of 58.

BBC Tees presenter Ali Brownlee, known as the "Voice of the Boro", has died less than three months after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Chris Evans paid an emotional tribute on his Radio 2 show this morning to Sir Terry Wogan, who died yesterday after a short battle with cancer.

Tributes have been paid to a sports journalist who spent more than 40 years at The Northern Echo.

Veteran BBC broadcaster Kathy Secker has died suddenly at home at the age of 70.

Actress Shirley Stelfox, best known for her role as Edna Birch in Emmerdale, has died after a short illness.

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