Obituary

For all his apparently endless faults, we have just witnessed the passing of one of music’s true geniuses

Sheldon Adelson, one of Trump’s largest individual donors, has died; leaving his wife to continue their high-stakes political influence over America and Israel

As the remnants of Israel’s left implode and the hard-right strengthens further, Israel needs voices like Khamis’s more than ever

John le Carré’s voice of old-fashioned English authority was one acquired through merit and bearing rather than birth

Babs was a uniquely British actress and comedian whose true worth, thankfully, was realised comparatively early in her long career

A requiem for the radical anthropologist

Argentina is as sad as it’s ever been after the death of legendary footballer Diego Maradona

The end of one writer’s life as a vivid dream

In the wake of the Guardian’s controversial obituary of Peter Sutcliffe, Alex Larman considers the nuances of writing obits