Fri, 1 July, 2022

Farewell – Obituaries

  • Jeff Howlett

    Posted: June 24th, 2022

    We are grateful to Douglas Bence for letting us know that former Daily Mirror picture desk man and stone sub JEFF HOWLETT …

  • David Graves

    Posted: June 9th, 2022

    Veteran People photographer DAVE GRAVES died on June 9 [2022], aged 82, following a stroke.

    His funeral service is at noon …

  • Ron Jepp

    Posted: June 9th, 2022

    RON JEPP, a popular and efficient operator in MGN’s House Management network, died on May 13, [2022]. More details when we have …

  • David Jack

    Posted: May 27th, 2022

    DAVID JACK, who has died aged 94, was a stalwart reporter who helped The People reach sales figures of more than five …

  • Vernon Rowe

    Posted: May 25th, 2022

    VERNON ROWE, a much respected and well-loved former Mirror chief sub, died on May 8 [2022].

    Northerner Vernon was a linchpin of the …

  • Charles ‘Charlie’ Catchpole

    Posted: April 7th, 2022

    DOYEN of the TV critics Charles “Charlie” Catchpole died on March 31 [2022], after a long illness. He was 76.

    His funeral will …

  • Bill Freeman

    Posted: March 26th, 2022

    Former Daily Mirror northern news editor BILL FREEMAN died on March 21 [2022]. He was 89. His funeral is at …


    Posted: March 22nd, 2022

    We’ve belatedly learned that LAURIE MANIFOLD, doyen of investigative reporters, died on March 3 [2022] at the age of 94.

    ROY …

  • David Banks

    Posted: February 23rd, 2022

    The funeral of David Banks will be held in Northumberland on Monday, March 7, 2022. There will be a very …

  • John Dempsie

    Posted: February 15th, 2022

    FORMER Daily Record photographer JOHN DEMPSIE died in Croydon Hospital on February 14 [2022], after a long and debilitating illness.

    His …

  • Mervyn Pamment

    Posted: February 11th, 2022

    WE’VE just heard the sad news that former Sunday People picture editor Mervyn Pamment died suddenly this morning [February 11, …

  • Derek Dodd

    Posted: February 10th, 2022

    DEREK DODD, former chief-sub on the Sunday Mirror, London, and later, the paper’s northern editor in Manchester, died on February …

  • Roy White

    Posted: February 9th, 2022

    WE are sad and sorry to announce that ROY WHITE, an AMP founder member and for many years its treasurer, has died, …

  • William “Danny” Daniels

    Posted: February 1st, 2022

    By Andy Lines Chief reporter, Daily Mirror (Pic: Dick Williams)

    Legendary and committed Daily Mirror reporter BILL DANIELS died on January 26 [2022], …

  • Russell ‘Rusty’ Steele

    Posted: October 31st, 2021

    RUSSELL Steele (‘Rusty’ to one and all), former features editor of the Daily Record and sports editor of the Sunday Mail, died …

  • Ian Sharp

    Posted: October 26th, 2021

    IAN SHARP, a former Sunday Mail investigative reporter, lost a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on September 26 [2021] when he died …

  • Danny Garrett

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    DANNY GARRETT, who was The Sporting Life’s boxing correspondent (with Malcolm Hanover), died on September 29 [2021] aged 87. Danny had been …

  • Greg Miskiw

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    GREG MISKIW, former Sunday Mirror journalist, has died, aged 71.

    His daughter has given a full tribute to him in the Press Gazette.

  • John Sheard

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    JOHN SHEARD, a former Sunday Mirror journalist, and long-running columnist on the Craven Herald, died on September 5 [2021], aged 82.

    John spent …

  • Len Gould

    Posted: September 13th, 2021

    LEN GOULD, former editor of The People, died on September 12 [2021] at his home in Spain, following a lengthy cancer battle. …

  • Frank Thorne

    Posted: September 9th, 2021

    We are indebted to Sandra White for sharing her eulogy, which has been added to tributes at the foot of this post.

    Our …

  • Donald Zec

    Posted: September 7th, 2021

    DONALD ZEC, one of the greatest Daily Mirror journalists – and a long-time member of the AMP –  has died aged 102 …

  • Alan Freeman

    Posted: August 25th, 2021

    ALAN FREEMAN’S funeral is on Monday, September 20 at 10.15am at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham BR3 4TD. The …

  • Derek Bland

    Posted: August 10th, 2021

    Mirror Library stalwart DEREK BLAND died on August 4 [2021], aged 89. He is remembered with great affection and a smile by …

  • David Wright

    Posted: July 31st, 2021

    FORMER Mirror man DAVID WRIGHT died from cancer on July 31 [2021] in Florida. He was 82.

    David joined the Daily Mirror from …

  • Fidelma Cook

    Posted: July 9th, 2021

    FIDELMA COOK, a former deputy news editor at the Daily Record, died on June 26 [2021], aged 71, in hospital at Mossaic, …

  • Allan White

    Posted: June 14th, 2021

    ALLAN WHITE spent his entire career on The Sporting Life, principally in the paper’s engine room, the Form Room. The Form Room …

  • Ron Carpenter

    Posted: June 3rd, 2021

    MGN media expert RON CARPENTER died on April 19 [2021]. Ron was a long-term Mirror Group man, with a short break of …

  • Dan Wooding

    Posted: May 6th, 2021

    Former Sunday People journalist and, later, evangelical broadcaster DAN WOODING died on March 18, 2020, aged 81, from cancer. Dan worked on …

  • Peter Cook

    Posted: April 22nd, 2021

    PETER COOK, intrepid Sunday Mirror photographer and the NUJ FoC for many years, died yesterday, April 21 [2021]. He had been suffering …

  • Jeff Ballard

    Posted: March 5th, 2021

    JEFFREY BALLARD, who worked as an editorial clerk on The Sporting Life for more than 20 years, died on August 29 [2020]. …

  • Mel Morgan

    Posted: March 1st, 2021

    WITH apologies for the lateness of this post, we regret to record the death, on October 17 [2020], of MEL …

  • Walter Stanley

    Posted: January 19th, 2021

    WALTER STANLEY, former Mirror Group chief electrical engineer, died on January 16 [2021], aged 90. This tribute is from his family.

    Walter joined …

  • Charles Duncan

    Posted: January 16th, 2021

    CHARLES DUNCAN, a remarkably popular senior editorial executive on the Daily Record and Sunday Mail for more than 30 years, has died, …

  • Bridget Rowe

    Posted: January 13th, 2021

    BRIDGET ROWE, former editor of the TV Times, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, and later editor-in-chief of the Sunday People and Sunday …

  • Brian Crowther

    Posted: January 11th, 2021

    BRlAN CROWTHER, former Daily Mirror crime reporter, died on January 9 [2021], aged 87. He is pictured, far right, with his brother …

  • Adrian Brown

    Posted: January 7th, 2021

    ADRIAN BROWN, who ran the night sports desk on the Daily Mirror in the 1970s, died on Boxing Day [2020] at the …

  • Mike Rose

    Posted: December 11th, 2020

    Former Mirror Group promotions and publicity man MIKE ROSE died on November 18 [2020]. He was 84 and had been suffering from …

  • James McInally

    Posted: December 9th, 2020

    JAMES McINALLY, formerly of the Daily Record process department, died on November 17, [2020] aged 88. The reference to the Daily Record …

  • Malcolm Hanover

    Posted: December 3rd, 2020

    MALCOLM HANOVER, former boxing correspondent and sub-editor on The Sporting Life, died today [Dec 3, 2020], following complications after a fall at …

  • Tom Banham

    Posted: December 2nd, 2020

    TOM BANHAM, who died on November 2 [2020], aged 86, was manager of the Mirror’s Holborn Post Room. Prior to that, he …

  • Bob Ireland

    Posted: December 1st, 2020

    BOB IRELAND, giant character, legendary Mirror sub and king of the one-par headlines, died today (Dec 1, 2020), aged 82. Bob also …

  • John Capel

    Posted: November 26th, 2020

    JOHN CAPEL, long-serving Daily Mirror compositor, and later FOC of the Daily Mirror Composing Room Chapel, died on February 13 [2020], aged …

  • Paul Callan

    Posted: November 22nd, 2020

    FORMER Daily Mirror Diarist and feature writer PAUL CALLAN has died. (Image: Mirrorpix)

    By ANDY LINES, Daily Mirror: PAUL CALLAN had an extraordinary …

  • Derek Masterton

    Posted: November 15th, 2020

    DEREK MASTERTON, one of the best-liked of Scottish journalists, died on November 14 [2020], aged 66.

    Derek spent 30 years on the Daily …

  • David Kelso

    Posted: November 8th, 2020

    FORMER Daily Record production journalist and sub-editor DAVID KELSO died in Ayr Hospital on November 3 [2020], from cancer. He was 63.

    Educated …

  • Charles ‘Charlie’ Smith

    Posted: October 17th, 2020

    Charles ‘Charlie’ Smith, a former sports editor of the Daily Record, died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow in September …

  • Lesley Hardie

    Posted: October 17th, 2020

    LESLEY HARDIE, a feature writer on the Daily Record, died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on July 20 [2020]. …

  • William ‘Bill’ Payne

    Posted: September 29th, 2020

    WE have recently heard of the death on August 28 [2020] of William “Bill” Payne, former Daily Record wire room manager. He …

  • Richard Polyblank

    Posted: September 18th, 2020

    WE ARE very sad to have to announce the death, on September 12 [2020] of AMP committee member and former MGN finance …

  • Michael ‘Mick’ Murray

    Posted: August 26th, 2020

    WE ARE sorry to learn of the death on June 26 [2020] of AMP member MICHAEL MURRAY. He was 79. Universally known …

  • Jimmy Baynes

    Posted: August 2nd, 2020

    We are very sad to report the death on July 30 of JIMMY BAYNES, six weeks short of his 97th birthday. This …

  • Willy Wolff

    Posted: July 15th, 2020

    Thanks to ROBIN PARKIN who phoned from France to let us know about the death, on July 8 [2020], of WILLY WOLFF. …

  • Stephen Carpenter

    Posted: July 9th, 2020

    STEPHEN CARPENTER, a former deputy circulation manager at MGN, died on June 11 [2020]. He was 94.

    After leaving the Navy, Stephen worked …

  • Craig Halkett

    Posted: July 2nd, 2020

    Former award-winning Daily Record photographer CRAIG HALKETT has died, aged 64. A grandfather of six and great-grandfather of one, Craig died suddenly …

  • Tony Hoskins

    Posted: June 28th, 2020

    TONY HOSKINS, who spent most of his professional life working on the Daily Mirror’s Live Letters column, died on June 10 [2020] …

  • Bob Betts

    Posted: June 19th, 2020

    Former greyhound editor of The Sporting Life BOB BETTS has died, aged 75, in Addenbrooke’s Hospital [June 19, 2020] following treatment after …

  • Brian Sutherland

    Posted: June 3rd, 2020

    PAT WELLAND has been in touch to let us know that former Daily Mirror man BRIAN SUTHERLAND, “master journalist and master raconteur”, …

  • Peter Taylor

    Posted: May 30th, 2020

    Veteran Daily Mirror newsdesk secretary LOUISE FLOOD – she has worked at the Mirror for approaching 40 years – wanted to share …

  • Steve Bailey

    Posted: May 18th, 2020

    From Andy Golden:

    Former Sunday Mirror journalist STEVE BAILEY died on May 14 [2020] after a long illness.

    Steve, 65, was a highly respected …

  • Frank Corless

    Posted: May 15th, 2020

    With thanks to Chris Johnson, Liverpool Daily Echo

    FRANK CORLESS, who was the Daily Mirror’s Merseyside and North Wales district reporter for more …

  • Bill Mealey

    Posted: May 15th, 2020

    Main report and picture: Chris Johnson/Luke Traynor – Liverpool Echo

    Tributes have been paid to BILL MEALEY,  legendary Liverpool photographer and former northern …

  • Graham Ball

    Posted: May 5th, 2020

    We’ve just heard the sad news that the Sunday People’s GRAHAM BALL died yesterday [May 4, 2020]. Pictured here in 1984, Graham …

  • Fred Lofthouse

    Posted: March 26th, 2020

    FRED LOFTHOUSE, who worked at MGN in the cashiers, and later in the Holborn library, died yesterday (Mar 25, 2020). He was …

  • Syd Young

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    Former Daily Mirror reporter SYDNEY YOUNG died on March 6 [2020]. Syd had been in hospital for a few days with pneumonia …

  • David Robertson

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    DAVID ROBERTSON, former Sunday Mail picture editor, and “our stalwart FoC at the worst of times during the Maxwell years”, died on …

  • Ian Metcalfe

    Posted: February 24th, 2020

    IAN METCALFE,  former Daily Record reporter, died on February 10 [2020] in Haddington Care Home, East Lothian. He was 76. …

  • Alice Avery

    Posted: February 20th, 2020

    Remembering Alice Avery

    We are sad to report that Alice Avery died on January 21 [2020]. She would have been 96 …

  • Mike Bowen

    Posted: January 27th, 2020

    MIKE BOWEN, former deputy sports editor of the Daily Mirror, died on New Year’s Day, aged 76, after a long battle with …

  • Cyril Maitland

    Posted: November 24th, 2019

    Former Daily Mirror photographer CYRIL MAITLAND has died in Ashland, South Oregon. He had lived in the States for many years. He …

  • John Watson

    Posted: November 17th, 2019

    Former Sporting Life stalwart and later Daily Mirror production man JOHN WATSON died on November 13 (2019). He had been suffering from …

  • Roy Mobbs

    Posted: October 28th, 2019

    WE are sad to record the death of ROY MOBBS, who died on 11 June, 2019, writes CARO CLUSKEY. Roy was a …

  • Norman Cox

    Posted: October 20th, 2019

    NORMAN COX, Sunday Mirror stalwart sub and former Daily Express features executive, has died at the age of 84. Norman, who was …

  • Colin Wills

    Posted: October 7th, 2019

    With thanks to ANDREW GOLDEN:

    COLIN WILLS, the Sunday Mirror’s enormously respected writer, bon viveur, raconteur, and all round good fellow, has departed …

  • Peter Bishop

    Posted: September 24th, 2019

    Sunday People reporter PETER BISHOP died on August 13, (2019). He was 89.

    Following National Service in the RAF, he joined Brennard’s News …

  • Brian Bass

    Posted: August 14th, 2019

    “One of the great Mirrormen”

    BRIAN BASS, former sub-editor, associate night editor, production editor and features editor on the Daily Mirror, …

  • Terry Houston

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    TERRY HOUSTON, a former Daily Record reporter and then feature writer, died on July 15 [2019]. After the Record he was news …

  • Alan Hunter

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    ALAN HUNTER, a former Daily Record district man in Fife, died on May 15 [2019], aged 75. His son Graeme, a freelance …

  • John McCririck

    Posted: July 16th, 2019

    JOHN McCRIRICK: 17 April 1940 – 5 July 2019

    “LARGER than life” is a description that fitted JOHN McCRIRICK perfectly, writes Caro Cluskey.

    Many …

  • Brian Cullinan

    Posted: April 22nd, 2019

    Our old friend and brave colleague BRIAN CULLINAN died in Kingston upon Thames Hospital  on April 21 [2019].

    His funeral is …

  • Doreen Spooner

    Posted: April 21st, 2019

    DOREEN SPOONER, the first female staff photographer on Fleet Street, died on April 21 [2019] aged 91. Her remarkable career spanned five …

  • Richard Fry

    Posted: April 17th, 2019

    RICHARD FRY – deputy circulation manager in the heyday of the Sunday Mirror for much of the 1970s – died on April …

  • Jim Morrison

    Posted: April 1st, 2019

    From Malcom Speed: JIM MORRISON, former deputy news editor and later features editor of the Daily Record, was found dead in his …

  • Jim Barclay

    Posted: March 28th, 2019

    JAMES ‘Jim’ BARCLAY, a former night picture editor on the Daily Record, died on March 24, (2019) aged 86.

    Jim was a successful …

  • John Chaplin

    Posted: March 25th, 2019

    JOHN CHAPLIN, a features sub on the Daily Mirror for many years, and a Saturday casual on the Sunday Mirror, died on …

  • Robert Wilson

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    ROBERT WILSON, former Sunday Mirror assistant editor, features, died on March 20 (2019). He is survived by his wife Pam, children Calum, …

  • John Knight

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    JOHN KNIGHT, former Sunday Mirror assistant editor, died on March 20 (2019), aged 89.

    From The Times, 06/05/2019: John Knight – a Fleet …

  • Len Tapper

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    Former Daily Mirror news sub-editor LEN TAPPER died on March 20 (2019) aged 88.  [His funeral is on Wednesday April 3 at …

  • Mike ‘Reggie’ Ramsbottom

    Posted: March 19th, 2019

    MIRROR Sport lost one of its best-loved journalists when MIKE RAMSBOTTOM died on January 10, (2019), aged 73. He was dubbed “Reggie” …

  • Terry Merriman

    Posted: March 14th, 2019

    TERRY MERRIMAN, circulation rep for The Sporting Life, died on March 11 (2019) at the age of 80. His funeral is at …

  • Herbert Pearson

    Posted: February 12th, 2019

    HERBERT PEARSON, former Daily Mirror features executive and past editor of The European, died on February 12 (2019). He was 82.  Pic: …

  • Ronnie Anderson

    Posted: January 13th, 2019

    Former Sunday Mail picture editor RONNIE ANDERSON, who died last week aged 70 (w/b Jan 7 2018), was a talented and prolific photographer who thrived in …

  • David Sharp

    Posted: December 30th, 2018

    DAVID SHARP, former assistant news editor on the Daily Record, has died, aged 85. He was a newspaper man almost born and …

  • John Allard

    Posted: November 28th, 2018

    By Luke Cornelius: British illustrator John Allard, an artist on the classic comic strip “Garth” and former Cartoon Strips Editor at the …

  • George Phillips

    Posted: November 20th, 2018

    News of the death of former Daily Mirror photogapher GEORGE PHILLIPS, from his son, ex-Daily Mirror reporter Martin Phillips.

    “My father passed away …

  • Colin Simpson

    Posted: November 20th, 2018

    News has reached us that COLIN SIMPSON, former assistant editor on The Sporting Life, died on November 11 (2018) aged 87. He …

  • Derek Prigent

    Posted: October 22nd, 2018

    DEREK PRIGENT, a stalwart of the Daily Mirror news subbing team in the Sixties, died in Sussex on September 26 [2018] aged …

  • Ron Bocock

    Posted: October 8th, 2018

    News has reached us of the death on August 26 (2018) of former Mirror Group telecommunications technician RON BOCOCK, at the age …

  • Alan Law

    Posted: October 2nd, 2018

    ALAN LAW, former Daily Mirror and Daily Mail industrial reporter, has died, aged 85.

    Alan, born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, was a …

  • Iain Mayhew

    Posted: August 19th, 2018

    IAIN MAYHEW, former Daily Mirror news sub and later its travel editor, died on August 17, aged 70. Universally and affectionately known …

  • Ian Dow

    Posted: July 17th, 2018

    Tributes have been paid to Ian Dow, left, who spent more than a quarter of a century as a reporter at the Daily …

  • Mike Gagie

    Posted: May 21st, 2018

    MIKE GAGIE, former Daily Mirror reporter, feature writer and for decades deputy Northern news editor and finally Northern news editor, died in …

  • Arthur Saxby

    Posted: May 12th, 2018

    AMP committee member and long-term friend and colleague of many of us ARTHUR SAXBY died on Friday, May 11 [2018]. He was …

  • Ellis Plaice

    Posted: May 8th, 2018

    Former defence correspondent of the Daily Mirror ELLIS PLAICE died on May 3, aged 84. More details when we have them.

    (Photo: Mirrorpix)

  • Hugh Currie

    Posted: May 2nd, 2018

    HUGH CURRIE, with a reputation as “a legend at the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail and a giant in Scottish newspapers” …

  • Audrey Marlow

    Posted: April 27th, 2018

    AUDREY MARLOW, Daily Mirror newsdesk secretary for a quarter of a century, died on Friday, April 20 (2018), aged 88.

    She joined the …

  • Bill Kennedy

    Posted: April 18th, 2018

    BILL KENNEDY – Cremation and wake. The funeral service and wake to celebrate the life of our friend and colleague …

  • Tony Miles

    Posted: April 18th, 2018

    Former Daily Mirror editor and chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers TONY MILES died in Highgate Nursing Home this morning (April 14, 2018). …

  • Ernie Burrington

    Posted: March 29th, 2018

    Mirrorman Ernie Burrington died on Friday, March 23, aged 91. He is pictured here with his wife Nancy

    By ROY GREENSLADE, The Guardian

    My …

  • Norman Willis

    Posted: February 28th, 2018

    NORMAN WILLIS, who retired in 1998 after a long career in the group’s advertisement sector, principally on The Sporting Life, died on …

  • Patsy Justice

    Posted: February 22nd, 2018

    PATSY JUSTICE, who will be remembered by many from her time as secretary to showbiz writer Don Short, died on February 7 …

  • Arthur Davidson

    Posted: February 22nd, 2018

    ARTHUR DAVIDSON, QC, who was legal director at Mirror Group in the 1990s, died on January 16 (2018), aged 91. You can …

  • Stuart Griffiths

    Posted: February 7th, 2018

    The funeral of former Daily Record crime reporter STUART “The Griff” GRIFFITHS takes place at Daldowie Crematorium, Glasgow on …

  • Bill Robson

    Posted: February 6th, 2018

    June Robson, widow of Daily Mirror wireroom man BILL “ROBBIE” ROBSON, has been in touch to tell us: “I sadly report the …

  • Joan Smith

    Posted: January 30th, 2018

    Former Daily Mirror reporter JOAN SMITH died in hospital in Birmingham just before Christmas. The funeral – just a short …

  • Allan Davies

    Posted: December 23rd, 2017

    Funeral details: Allan Davies’s funeral will take place at 1.15pm on Wednesday, January 17 (2018) at Randalls Park Crematorium (Randalls Rd, Leatherhead …

  • Alan Hobday

    Posted: November 27th, 2017

    ALAN HOBDAY, former associate editor of The People, died on November 26 (2017.) He had been northern editor, based in Manchester, then …

  • Don Mackay

    Posted: November 19th, 2017

    Our old friend and colleague DON MACKAY died in hospital on Friday night (November 17, 2017.)

    From Nichola Mackay: Don’s friends were his …

  • Len Greener

    Posted: November 10th, 2017

    Len’s funeral in Canterbury on November 28 will be private, family only. On the same day, though, all are welcome at a …

  • Paula James

    Posted: October 23rd, 2017

    Recollections from Plain John Smith, John Edwards and Brian Bass follow this obituary by Freddy Mayhew (Press Gazette)

    Former Daily Mirror journalist Paula …

  • Phil Mellor

    Posted: October 21st, 2017

    Former Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror legend PHIL MELLOR died on October 21, (2017.)

    His funeral is at 1pm on Friday, November 17 …

  • Arthur Sidey

    Posted: September 7th, 2017

    Daily Mirror photographer ARTHUR SIDEY died on August 23 (2017). His funeral is at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, South Road, Bracknell, …

  • Peter Atkinson

    Posted: August 24th, 2017

    PETER ATKINSON – former Mirror journalist, Mirror-Badgers cricket star, keen sailor, great character and much more – died on August 19 (2017), …

  • Lady Jodi Cudlipp

    Posted: August 23rd, 2017

    LADY JODI CUDLIPP, widow of the late Lord Hugh Cudlipp, former Mirror Group editor, editorial director and chairman, died on August 9 …

  • Barry Warwick

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    We belatedly learned of the death in May of former Mirror Group production manager BARRY WARWICK. Thanks go to his friend and …

  • Lachie Kennedy

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    LACHIE KENNEDY, popular, long-serving reporter and news desk executive on the Daily Record, died on July 23 (2017).

    Lachie began his career at the …

  • Graham Noble

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    Former news sub GRAHAM NOBLE, who worked on a number of national newspapers including the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and The Daily …

  • Stuart Barr

    Posted: June 25th, 2017

    FORMER Daily Record assistant editor STUART BARR died on April 23 (2017), aged 89. He began his distinguished newspaper career as a …

  • Denis Cassidy

    Posted: April 11th, 2017

    Former Sunday People journalist DENIS CASSIDY (also of the Cassidy and Leigh news agency) died on April 9 (2017) after a long …

  • Frank Jeffery

    Posted: March 13th, 2017

    Former Sunday People diarist FRANK JEFFERY died last November. This obituary includes words of tribute from his son Mick.

    Frank Jeffery began his …

  • Chris Buckland

    Posted: March 3rd, 2017

    A memorial sevice for CHRIS BUCKLAND will be held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU at 11.30am …

  • Albert Foster

    Posted: February 12th, 2017

    Former Daily Mirror photographer ALBERT FOSTER died on February 12 [2017], aged 83. His funeral is at 11am on Friday, February 24 …

  • Ron Pell

    Posted: January 2nd, 2017

    FORMER Daily Mirror sub-editor RON PELL died on December 29 (2016), aged 79.  Ron worked as a reader and reporter for the …

  • Linda McKay

    Posted: December 10th, 2016

    LINDA MCKAY died of pneumonia last December. Her funeral will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday, February 7 at Vale …

  • Peggy Hayward

    Posted: August 20th, 2016

    PEGGY HAYWARD, AMP member and widow of former Sporting Life executive editor the late Alec Hayward, died aged 100, on 14 August …

  • Rod Shelley

    Posted: July 26th, 2016

    ROD SHELLEY: born November 24, 1945 – died July 24, 2016

    We hear from his friend and colleague Alex Henderson that ROD SHELLEY, …

  • Bernard Shrimsley

    Posted: June 13th, 2016

    With thanks to ROY GREENSLADE and The Times
    Photo: courtesy Press Gazette

    Bernard Shrimsley, who edited The Sun, News of the World and Mail …

  • Charles Lyte

    Posted: May 18th, 2016

    Former Daily Mirror gardening correspondent CHARLES LYTE died, aged 80, on May 17 (2016.) His funeral will be on May 31 at …

  • Steve Turner

    Posted: May 13th, 2016

    Colleagues can read many tributes to Steve Turner, and leave their own, on the website of the British Association of Journalists at:

    Our …

  • Patricia Mobbs

    Posted: April 25th, 2016

    Former Mirror cashier PATRICIA MOBBS died last February (2016), and her husband ROY, who was also a Mirror cashier, sent these words …

  • John Santer

    Posted: March 22nd, 2016

    With thanks to the Racing Post/Graham Dench, and to GEOFF LESTER

    JOHN SANTER’S funeral will be on Thursday April 7, 2.15 at Church …

  • Douglas “Dougie” Graham

    Posted: March 22nd, 2016

    DOUGLAS GRAHAM, former deputy features editor of the Daily Record, died on February 21 (2016), aged 80.

    A popular and reliable colleague and …

  • John Prince

    Posted: March 17th, 2016

    JOHN PRINCE, former assistant news editor on the Daily Mirror in Manchester, died last Friday, March 11. His funeral will take place …

  • Vince Wilson

    Posted: March 10th, 2016

    Former Sunday Mirror sports reporter VINCE WILSON died on March 7 (2016), aged 83. His funeral is at noon on Friday, March …

  • David Davies

    Posted: March 6th, 2016

    We heard belatedly that ex-Mirror sub DAVID “DAI” DAVIES died on November 22, 2015. Here is an appreciation by PAT WELLAND. Additional …

  • Lawrence Guest

    Posted: February 8th, 2016

    FORMER MGN finance director LAWRENCE GUEST, who died on January 14 (2016), is remembered by ROY WHITE and, below, JOHN HEMPLE.

    We always …

  • Nick Davies

    Posted: February 3rd, 2016

    FORMER Mirror reporter and foreign editor NICK DAVIES died last week (end January, 2016) after a short illness.

    PIC: Thanks to …

  • Ben Noble

    Posted: January 27th, 2016

    FORMER Daily Mirror sub-editor BEN NOBLE has died, and his funeral is this Friday, January 29, 9.30am at Harlow crematorium.

    Obituary by PAT …

  • John Maddock

    Posted: October 19th, 2015

    Former Mirror Group journalist and later media consultant JOHN MADDOCK died in hospital on September 3 (2015) from cancer. He was 73.

    When …

  • Bob Rodney

    Posted: October 12th, 2015

    Occasionally the old chums’ Mirror telegraph lets us down, and it’s sad to say that we heard only recently that author and …

  • Tony Pratt

    Posted: September 29th, 2015

    Former Mirror TV editor TONY PRATT died on September 13 (2015) aged 75.

    Tony joined the newly established Brentwood Review as a trainee …

  • Maurice Krais

    Posted: August 23rd, 2015

    Former People deputy news editor MAURICE KRAIS died on August 20. He was 86.

    In the heyday of national newspapers, long before the …

  • David Bradbury

    Posted: July 22nd, 2015

    Former Daily Mirror sub-editor and writer DAVID BRADBURY died on July 13 (2015), from cancer, at University College Hospital. The funeral was …

  • Endell Laird

    Posted: July 10th, 2015

    LAIRD — ENDELL. Peacefully, at Lillyburn Care Home, on Wednesday, 8th July 2015, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Endell, ex-Editor-in-Chief …

  • Vic Mayhew

    Posted: June 30th, 2015

    Former Sun night editor and senior Daily Mirror executive VIC MAYHEW has died, aged 77.

    Obituary by ROY GREENSLADE

    It is after 1am on …

  • Alan Hemple

    Posted: May 25th, 2015

    FROM AMP committee member JOHN HEMPLE:

    It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of personal sadness that I have to …

  • Scott Robinson

    Posted: May 13th, 2015

    Former Sunday Mail showbusiness editor SCOTT ROBINSON died, aged 73, in December last year. Scott, who had battled cancer for more than …

  • Albert Jacobs

    Posted: April 3rd, 2015

    Former Reveille and Sunday Mirror sub editor and writer ALBERTJACOBS died on November 12 last year (2014), aged 82. He’s pictured above, …

  • Len Adams

    Posted: March 11th, 2015

    Sunday People reporter LEN ADAMS died suddenly on March 4 (2015) aged 88. (Wendy Bowring (Len’s younger daughter) advises that a service …

  • Gordon Airs

    Posted: February 18th, 2015

    FORMER Daily Record chief reporter Gordon Airs died on February 14 (2015) after a short illness. He was 75. He was the …

  • Paul Davidson

    Posted: February 6th, 2015

    PAUL DAVIDSON’S funeral will take place at 1.15pm on Wednesday, March 4, at Colchester Crematorium, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RU.
    Afterwards all …

  • Dexter Adams

    Posted: February 2nd, 2015

    Former advertisement manager on The Sporting Life, DEXTER ADAMS, died on January 31 (2015). Dexter, who also worked in the ad department …

  • Harry Arnold

    Posted: November 12th, 2014

    Remembering HARRY ARNOLD – Funeral details: Monday, November, 24 (2014) at noon, St Mary’s Church, Chilham Square, Chilham, Kent CT4 8DE, followed …

  • Jack Bell

    Posted: October 15th, 2014

    DAILY MIRROR TV editor and writer JACK BELL died on September 4 (2014) aged 88, after a long illness. His funeral took …

  • Murray Davies

    Posted: September 18th, 2014


    MURRAY DAVIES, a senior, admired and much-liked reporter and feature writer on the Daily Mirror and The People from 1974 …

  • Bernard Vickers

    Posted: August 25th, 2014

    BERNARD VICKERS, legendary editor of the Daily Record, died on August 22 (2014) after a short illness. He was 82. He joined …

  • Tony Smith

    Posted: July 11th, 2014

    TONY SMITH, legendary sports editor of the Sunday Mirror, died on July 10 (2014), aged 81, after a long illness. (The funeral …

  • AW “Alfie” Richards

    Posted: May 6th, 2014

    ALF RICHARDS, a Sporting Life stalwart since the Odhams days, died at home on May 3 (2014). He had been ill with …

  • Keith Waite

    Posted: April 13th, 2014

    The Mirror’s KEITH WAITE, one of Britain’s greatest-ever social and political cartoonists, died suddenly, aged 87, on April 10 (2014) in St …

  • Angela Pitts

    Posted: March 14th, 2014

    Edited from Martin Stellman’s obituary in The Guardian
    My friend ANGELA PITTS, who died in February in Tarifa, southern Spain, aged 72, was …

  • Mike Taylor

    Posted: February 28th, 2014

    By Roy Greenslade/photo: Mirrorpix: MIKE TAYLOR, former deputy editor of the Daily Mirrorand its one-time northern editor, died on February 28 (2014) …

  • Derek Webster, CBE

    Posted: January 3rd, 2014

    TOM BROWN writes:
    Derek Webster, who died aged 87 on December 28 (2013), edited the Scottish Daily Record when it won the accolades …

  • Monte Fresco, MBE

    Posted: December 7th, 2013

    MONTE FRESCO, Daily Mirror photographer, died on December 5 (2013) aged 77.

    His funeral will take place at 2:40pm on Tuesday, December 17 …

  • Ray Nunn

    Posted: December 6th, 2013

    Former Man of the People RAY NUNN died in hospital on December 3 at Tonbridge, Kent, aged 91.

    Ray joined the Sunday People …

  • John Desborough, CBE

    Posted: November 11th, 2013

    John Desborough, CBE, former chief political correspondent of the Daily Mirror, died on his 84th birthday on November 8. He had been …

  • Ian Skidmore

    Posted: November 11th, 2013

    Tabloid journalist, broadcaster, wit and blogger Ian Skidmore died on October 3 (2013) aged 84.

    Skidmore joined the Manchester City News after national …

  • Derek Rogers

    Posted: November 11th, 2013

    DEREK ROGERS, AMP committee stalwart and highly respected industry figure, died on October 22 (2013). Tributes from AMP chairman Tom Brown and …

  • Len Sandys

    Posted: October 23rd, 2013

    Henry William Leonard Sandys – universally known as Len – died on September 21 (2013) aged 87.

    Proud of his status as a …

  • Geoffrey Goodman, CBE

    Posted: September 7th, 2013

    Former Daily Mirror industrial editor Geoffrey Goodman died on September 5, aged 91.

    “The Voice of the Mirror: Daily Mirror veteran Geoffrey Goodman …

  • Joe Gorrod

    Posted: August 21st, 2013

    Legendary Daily Mirror reporter ‘Big Joe’ Gorrod has died in Belfast following a short illness, a month short of his 75th birthday. …

  • Derek Pryce

    Posted: July 29th, 2013

    DEREK PRYCE, former art editor of the Daily Mirror and art director of the Sunday Mirror, died on July 21 from liver …

  • Peter Mills

    Posted: February 16th, 2013

    Peter Mills, former art editor of the Sunday Mirror, died on January 27 (2013) aged 91.

    Peter became ill with pneumonia and died …

  • Malcolm McDougall

    Posted: February 16th, 2013

    A former motoring correspondent at the Daily Record, Malcolm McDougall, has died aged 73.

    And, says his successor at the paper, Bill Caven, …

  • Charles Ley

    Posted: January 9th, 2013

    Former Daily Mirror photographer Charles Ley died on January 3, 2013, a month short of his 88th birthday. (Funeral details on News.)

    Charlie …

  • John Jenkinson

    Posted: January 7th, 2013

    John Jenkinson, former Mirror Group Newspapers publicity director, died of a heart attack at his London home on New Year’s Day, aged …

  • Eric Newson, AMP’s Life President

    Posted: January 7th, 2013

    The funeral of AMP’s life president Eric Newson, who died last October, took place at Chelmsford Crematorium on November 12 (2012). There …

  • Frank Dixon

    Posted: September 26th, 2012

    FRANK DIXON, ex-Daily Mirror Manchester sub-editor, died in July at the age of 94 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
    Frank, a second …

  • Derek Jameson

    Posted: September 26th, 2012

    A memorial service for Derek Jameson was held at St Bride’s church off Fleet Street at 11.30am on 28 November – the …

  • Alf Morris, our first Patron

    Posted: August 16th, 2012

    ALF MORRIS, our first Parliamentary Patron, a great friend of the Mirror, and man to whom a debt is owed by every …

  • Ronnie Bedford OBE

    Posted: July 15th, 2012

    RONNIE BEDFORD, who has died aged 90, was science editor for the Daily Mirror for almost a quarter of a century. And …

  • Don Hepburn

    Posted: July 15th, 2012

    ROB CUNNINGHAM on the loss of an AMP committee member…

    Although I knew Don Hepburn for only a short time at the Daily …

  • Bob Edwards CBE

    Posted: July 15th, 2012

    BOB EDWARDS, who died in May aged 86, was a prominent if somewhat maverick journalist with the distinction of having been appointed …

  • Jack Regan

    Posted: June 14th, 2012

    JACK REGAN, for many years Circulation Manager of the Sunday People, died in March aged 91. After retiring he enjoyed spending time …

  • James Whitaker

    Posted: May 12th, 2012

    ROYAL reporter James Whitaker, nicknamed The Big Red Tomato by Princess Diana, died in February, aged 71.

    His biggest exclusive was his revelation …

  • Garth Gibbs

    Posted: May 11th, 2012

    GARTH Gibbs, below, one of the most colourful characters of the old Fleet Street, died in August, 2011, aged 75, after a …

  • Barry Wigmore

    Posted: May 11th, 2012

    BARRY Wigmore, veteran Fleet Street and Daily Mirror reporter, died in July 2011 aged 65.

    He joined the Mirror in 1977 from the …

  • Steve Delve

    Posted: May 10th, 2012

    STEVE Delve, who was with the Sporting Life for 33 years and went on to work for the Racing Post, died in …

  • John Varley

    Posted: May 4th, 2012

    JOHN Varley, retired Daily Mirror photographer in Leeds, has died aged 76. John was a pictureman with a ‘golden eye’ who looked …

  • Derek Haynes ‘Duke of Manchester’

    Posted: May 4th, 2012

    Derek Haynes, formerly Managing Director of the Mirror titles in Manchester died of cancer on 21st February, aged 64.

    Derek, fondly known by …

  • Dale Harrison

    Posted: November 5th, 2011

    A sad farewell


    DALE HARRISON, much loved and respected Daily Mirror sub-editor for 32 years and a true gentleman of Fleet …

  • William ‘Bill’ Soutar

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    William Soutar – or Willie, as he was known by many at the Mirror – died on Sunday, 7th December 2008 aged …

  • William ‘Bill’ Campbell

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    ‘Bill’ Campbell, the Chief Engineer of the Daily Mirror for over twenty years has died of cancer aged 68. He was born …

  • Tony Stalker

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Tony Stalker Death: Ex Group Development Director 19985-91

    Tony Stalker, former Group Development Director at Holborn Circus, died in May this year, just …

  • Simon Clyne

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    by Ray Weaver

    Simon Clyne, the premier Fleet Street picture editor of the 1950’s and 60’s has died …

  • Richard Stott

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    He WAS Mr Mirror

    Richard Stott, who died at the end of July, was almost as famous for his cutting wit and sharp …

  • Percy Roberts

    Posted: May 11th, 2011


    Percy Roberts, who headed Mirror group for several years until his retirement in 1980, has died at the …

  • Paul Foot

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    A Sad Farewell

    by Richard Stott

    The best possible tribute to Paul Foot’s column in the Daily Mirror was paid by Kelvin MacKenzie. What …

  • Maurice Dodd

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    FROM: the Press Gazette

    Artist and writer Maurice Dodd, who produced the Daily Mirror cartoon strip The Perishers which ran …

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Kevin ‘Fitz’ Fitzpatrick, ex Mirror Manchester and one of the North West’s most popular and talented newspaper photographers, has died at the …

  • Ken Hudgell

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

  • John Flint

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    A sad farewell

    John Flint, former night news editor of the Daily Mirror in Manchester has died after a long illness at the …

  • Jim (Jimmy) Bygrave

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    By David Phillips

    Jimmy Bygrave was a ‘Mirror Man’ practically born and bred. His mother and father both worked on the paper and …

  • Hugh Corrie

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Hugh Corrie: The lawyer journalists loved

    Richard Stott’s tribute to Hugh Corrie in UKPG

    Wednesday, 15 November 2006

    Hugh Corrie, who has died at the …

  • Henry Jackson

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Henry Jackson died on 1st January 2009 aged 94 years. Henry was former manager of the Wire Room at MGN Holborn Circus …

  • Harold Laverty

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Harold Laverty: Small in Stature but Big on Action!
    Gerald Mowbray’s tribute to Harold Laverty.

    Harold Laverty, ex Colour Production Manager at Holborn Circus …

  • George Harrop

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    George Harrop, former Northern Night Picture Editor of the Daily Mirror, renowned wit and master of great one line jokes has died, …

  • Duncan Lamont

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

  • David Rowe

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Top Cartoonist David Rowe, who amused millions of Mirror readers every day for 23 years sadly died on Wednesday 13th October 2004, …

  • Brian McConnell

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Brian McConnell has died, at the age of 75. His outstanding career in journalism spanned more than 60 years, many of them …

  • Ann Pacey

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    By Ray Setterfield

    One of the drawbacks of advancing age is the increasing likelihood that the Farewell to Old Friends page in Mirror …

  • Alisdair MacDonald

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Alisdair MacDonald Death: Daily Mirror Photographer

    Before Gordon Brown emerged with the red budget box in Downing Street on budget day this year …

  • Alex ‘Candid’ Cameron

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Alex Cameron, who died recently, was the Chief Sports Reporter of the Daily Record for over 20 years. During his distinguished career …

  • Alan Daley

    Posted: May 11th, 2011

    Alan Daley, ex Mirror Circulation Manchester, died recently aged 70. He joined the Mirror Circulation Department during the golden years in the …

  • Peter Stone

    Posted: May 18th, 2010


    Hundreds of former Fleet Street colleagues, friends and family will be gathering in Wraysbury next Friday, June 18, for the funeral of …

  • Vic Birkin

    Posted: May 11th, 2010

    By Ray Setterfield

    Vic rose to become deputy editor of the Sunday Mirror. But it is not titles that matter, the fact is …

  • Len Woodliff

    Posted: May 11th, 2010

    Former Mirror executive Len Woodliff has died at his home in Farnham, Surrey, aged 88.

    He held senior positions over 30 years on …

  • Jim Adams

    Posted: December 20th, 2008

    Jim Adams died on 20th December 2008 aged 88 years. Jim worked for some 20 years at the Mirror in the Building …

  • Phyllis Vinicombe

    Posted: June 6th, 2008

    Phyllis Vinicombe: 1914-2008

    A Tribute by Stephen Thomas, Nephew

    Phyllis (Phyl) Vinicombe, who was proud to have been employed by the Daily Mirror for …

  • Brian Allt

    Posted: April 6th, 2008

    Brian Allt, MGN’s Media Research Supremo, died on 6th April 2008 in Bury St Edmunds Hospital, aged 80 years, after several months …

  • Derek Bruce

    Posted: March 28th, 2008

    Andrew Bruce has advised that his father, Derek Bruce, died peacefully on 28th March 2008 after suffering combined kidney and liver illnesses …

  • Norman Pearlman

    Posted: January 1st, 2008

    Norman Pearlman, who worked in the Circulation Department of the Daily Mirror offices in Manchester from the early 1950’s until his retirement, …

  • Dave Phillips

    Posted: January 1st, 2007

    Dave Phillips had a simple claim to fame. He was the man who made the Daily Mirror”s racing pages the best in …

  • Bob Avery

    Posted: April 30th, 2006

    Bob Avery, one of the founding members of AMP died on Easter Monday 2006 of cancer. We have two tributes from ex-colleagues …

  • Patrick Mennem

    Posted: July 15th, 2005

    Patrick Mennem, doyen of motoring correspondents. Born April 1927; married journalist Anne Ince, one son, died July 16, 2005.

    Patrick Mennem entered Fleet …

  • Tony Boram

    Posted: October 12th, 2004

    Tony Boram, our Life President sadly died on 12th October 2004. He was at home and died in his sleep. Tony Boram’s …

  • Bill Marshall

    Posted: December 14th, 2003

    by Patricia Smyllie (who withstood the Marshall slings and arrows for many years)

    Bill Marshall, one of Fleet Street’s great eccentric writers, died …

  • Frank Taylor

    Posted: July 19th, 2002

    Sports journalist who survived Man U’s devastating air disaster.
    by Brian Glanville, Guardian

    The name of Frank Taylor, who has died of cancer aged …

  • Mick Page

    Posted: January 31st, 2001

    M. PAGE, DM Editorial

    (died 31st January 2001, aged 67)

    by Brian Bass

    MICK PAGE was a journalist’s journalist. While others might be enjoying the …

  • Peter Reed

    Posted: February 5th, 0208

    Worked his way up from office boy to Old Codger on the Mirror’s popular live letters page

    Ronald Bedford
    Tuesday February 5, 2008

    My friend …

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