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Dame Zaha Hadid, Ronnie Corbett, General Meir Dagan, Joan Loraine, Gary Shandling

Matthew Bannister on architect Dame Zaha Hadid, comedians Ronnie Corbett and Gary Shandling, Mossad Chief Meir Dagan, gardener Joan Loraine.

Matthew Bannister on

The internationally acclaimed architect Dame Zaha Hadid, known to some as "the queen of the curve".

Ronnie Corbett, whose partnership with Ronnie Barker made him one of the UK's best loved comedians.

General Meir Dagan, head of the Israeli secret service Mossad when it was credited with carrying out the assassination of five Iranian nuclear scientists.

Joan Loraine who created a much admired garden at Greencombe in Somerset

And Gary Shandling who satirised the vanities and insecurities of celebrity in his fictional TV chat show.

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28 minutes

Dame Zaha Hadid

Born 31 October 1950; died 31 March 2016 Aged 65 

Ronnie Corbett CBE (Pictured)

Born 4 December 1930; died 31 March 2016 Aged 85

Joan Loraine

Born 17 April 1924; died 19 February 2016 Aged 91

General Meir Dagan

Born 30 January 1945; died 17 March 2016 Aged 71

Garry Shandling

Born 29 November 1949; died 24 March 2016 Aged 66

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