Dezeen Wire: Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the car firm's founder and designer of the iconic Porsche 911 model, has died at the age of 76 - The Guardian
Dezeen Wire: politician, author and barrister Lord St John of Fawsley has died aged 82 - Guardian
He was chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1985 to 1999, when it was succeeded by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (now Design Council CABE, following a merger last year).
Dezeen Wire: architectural theorist Anne Tyng, known for her professional and personal relationship with architect Louis Kahn, died on 27 December 2011 aged 91 - New York Times
Dezeen Wire: Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has died, the company has announced. He was 56. Apple's homepage is today dedicated to a photo of Jobs (above) and, instead of product news, hosts a short statement which starts "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being".
Dezeen Wire: British pop-art pioneer Richard Hamilton has died aged 89 - The Guardian
Dezeenwire: British furniture designer Robin Day has died aged 95 - Guardian
Dezeenwire: Nicolas Hayek, founder and chairman of Swiss watch company Swatch Group, has died in Biel, Switzerland, aged 82 - New York Times
Dezeenwire: British textile designer Lucienne Day died on January 30th, aged 93. Read her obituary in The Guardian.
Dezeenwire: The Los Angeles Times reports the death of celebrated architectural photographer Julius Shulman at his home in Los Angeles yesterday, aged 98.
"Julius Shulman, whose luminous photographs of homes and buildings brought fame to a number of mid-20th century Modernist architects and made him a household name in the architectural world, died Wednesday night," writes Claudia Luther. LA Times