It is with great regret and sorrow we record the death of psychical researcher Guy Lyon Playfair who died in London early on 8th April 2018, at the age of 83.
Born in Quetta India, the son of Major General Ian Playfair and novelist Jocelyn Playfair he was educated in England and studied modern languages at Cambridge. After National Service as a translator with the RAF in Iraq, he pursued a career in journalism and working for Life magazine. In the early 1960s he moved to Rio de Janeiro where he worked for the next 10 years as a freelance journalist for a number of international business magazines, The Economist, Time, The Guardian and Associated Press. He also served for four years with the press corps of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).