Lord Armstrong of Ilminster died. He will remembered for popularising the phrase "economical with the truth"- and for using it to deflect the charge that he'd lied. He was a senior Civil Servant so lying was pretty much his profession. The Telegraph must think him important because it gave him a full page obituary.
Tim Brooke-Taylor died. He was an Oxbridge entertainer- a contemporary of Cleese and Chapman who- if the dice had fallen differently- might have been a Python. Instead he became a "Goodie" which isn't the same thing at all.