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World 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

OBITUARY - Former premier Heath took Britain into Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Edward Heath, who died on Sunday aged 89, shepherded Britain into Europe as prime minister but he will also be remembered for long years in the political wilderness, often bitterly critical of his successor Margaret Thatcher.

Opinion 29 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

An obituary for the book industry?

MANY writers certainly aspire to be J.K. Rowling, one of the most commercially successful novelists in the world today. She is said to be worth RM4bil.

Rugby 06 Feb 2017 | 11:04 PM

Obituary - Fierce competitor Van der Westhuizen loses his final battle

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, counted among rugby’s greatest scrumhalves, died on Monday at the age of 45.

Football 25 Feb 2016 | 5:04 PM

'Deadly Doug' writes Villa's Premier League obituary

(Reuters) - Former European champions Aston Villa will be relegated from the Premier League this season, according to former owner Doug Ellis.

Lifestyle 22 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obituary: Brittanny Murphy (1977-2009)

Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit i>Clueless/iand rose to stardom in i>8 Mile/ibefore her movie roles declined in recent years, died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.

World 25 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

OBITUARY - Prince Sultan, the man behind Saudi defence

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who was buried in Riyadh on Tuesday, was a central figure in the world's top oil exporter who dominated defence policy and was long seen as a future king.

World 07 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

OBITUARY - Ballesteros, the greatest shot-maker of all time

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five-times major winner Seve Ballesteros, regarded by many as golf's greatest shot-maker, was one of the most gifted and charismatic players to have graced the game.

World 27 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

OBITUARY - Ex-strongman Suharto leaves controversial legacy

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former strongman Suharto, who died on Sunday, steered Indonesia through three decades of rapid economic growth and stability, only to see much of his work unravel in months as the country was plunged into chaos.

Nation 28 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Benazir Bhutto - Obituary

Benazir Bhutto was many things - zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of i>People/imagazine's 50 most beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.

World 25 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

OBITUARY - Rosa Parks, U.S. civil rights pioneer, dead at 92

DETROIT (Reuters) - Rosa Parks, the black seamstress whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked a revolution in American race relations 50 years ago, died on Monday.