Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.
Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.
After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.
A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.
Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.
Because The Times prepares some obituaries for notable people in advance, in rare instances an obituary will appear by a writer who is already deceased.
The younger Mr. Speer ultimately had more influence on urban landscapes than his notorious father, from whom he sought to distance himself.
Ms. Bonniwell held a number of top positions at Time Inc. at a heady time for magazine publishing, paving the way for future female managers.
Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world’s richest woman, tried to live down her family’s fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.
Mr. Casey was known for roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” after eight years as an N.F.L. wide receiver. He was also an accomplished painter.
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
One of her rules of journalism was, “Do not call attention to yourself.” Yet she did just that in a memoir about her long affair with her celebrated editor.
LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.
La Motta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Lever House and the Town Hall were among the sites she helped protect against developers, including Donald J. Trump.
“Canadians are living in a country that Allan J. built, and they like it,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Owens overcame segregation, severe injuries and, with a long putter, the “yips” to win on the Senior PGA Tour.
Mr. Heenan, known as the Brain, managed some of wrestling’s top stars and was one of the most colorful commentators the business has seen.
Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.
After a Soviet computer system warned that the Americans had launched a nuclear missile attack, he decided — correctly — that it was a false alarm.
Perhaps best known for a Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, Mr. Wong also did design work for the Los Angeles airport and CBS Television City.
Ms. Chenery knew little about horse racing when she took over her father’s thoroughbred farm, but she became a major figure in the racing industry.
A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.
The gaunt, hollow-eyed Mr. Stanton had his breakthrough in “Paris, Texas.” As one critic wrote, he was able “to make everything he does seem immediately authentic.”
An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)
As a collector, gallery owner and general enthusiast, Mr. Escalante helped put the brash art of comics and California car culture into galleries.
A theologian honored by the Vatican, Father Laurentin assessed reports of sightings of the Virgin Mary, from Lourdes to a Texas backyard.
While shoveling his daughter’s driveway one winter day, Dr. Bluestein, a scientist, realized something: The wind chill index was wrong.
Mr. Tulchin shot an estimated 40 hours of footage of a landmark Harlem event in 1969, most of which the public has never seen.
Mr. Moschin, an Italian character actor, had the role of Don Fanucci, a dapper crime boss gunned down by Vito Corleone, in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II.”
Mr. Hart, along with Bob Mould and Greg Norton, started Hüsker Dü, an early member of the hardcore movement, in the late 1970s in Minnesota.
Mr. Vincent, a character actor who specialized in tough-guy roles, had a particularly memorable scene in “Goodfellas.”
Dr. Wadler was among the doctors and scientists who emerged in the 1980s and ’90s as sports organizations struggled to keep pace with athletes’ illicit drug use.
Mr. Donleavy’s first novel, which he called a celebration of “resolutely careless mayhem,” provoked controversy but came to be regarded as a classic.
An influential six-term senator from New Mexico, Mr. Domenici was a plain-spoken master of budget, tax and nuclear power issues.
Professor Dowd’s views were largely shaped by his disappointment that the United States had, as he saw it, failed to live up to its ideals.
Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.
In paintings, he captured bold interiors by the best designers at the homes of luminaries like Greta Garbo, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Wallis Simpson, the duchess of Windsor.
A champion of playwrights and actors, he was also artistic director of Britain’s National Theater, from 1973 to 1988.
Dr. Bloembergen, who began his studies in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, showed how laser light transformed the properties of the material it passed through.
Professor Zadeh sought to apply mathematics to the ambiguous ways people talk, think and interact with the world.
Through characters like Wolverine and Swamp Thing, he helped bring a new depth to his art form.
Two decades after Mr. Ohlmeyer managed diverse personalities on the football program, he guided NBC in an era of prime-time hits like “Seinfeld” and “ER.”
Mrs. Dupree, who arrived in Afghanistan in 1962, devoted decades to preserving the country’s heritage in its darkest days.
A versatile, cerebral and witty composer and lyricist, Mr. Friedman had a particular fascination with politics, which informed much of his work.
An all-American in college, McDaniels got off to a tangled start in his professional career because of contract disputes.
Mr. Stevens’s promising career with the band Tower of Power was derailed when he was sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled after 36 years.
Mr. Keil spearheaded a campaign to educate Americans on how to “take a bite out of crime,” and provided the voice for its cartoon spokesman.
Mr. Gentry made dynamism out of country hollers and recorded three platinum albums with Eddie Montgomery.
As the bassist and primary sound architect of the German band Can, Mr. Czukay made music that, he said, “creates a certain sort of vision.”
An Egyptian-American composer, Mr. El-Dabh was best known for the haunting, Eastern-inflected scores for “Clytemnestra” and other ballets by Ms. Graham.
Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.
An award-winning documentarian, Mr. Tuchman introduced Bill Clinton to many Americans in a film nationally broadcast from the 1992 Democratic convention.
He was the managerial genius behind Yves Saint Laurent, his former lover, and had a stormy run as the head of Paris’s opera houses.
An actress whose face was more familiar than her name, Ms. Nelson was seen onstage, in movies and on television for a half-century.
A former shortstop, Michael rose to general manager under a mercurial George Steinbrenner and built powerful teams starting in the mid-’90s.
Ms. Millett’s 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” was revolutionary in its analysis of gender roles in society and provoked a backlash in some quarters.
Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.
The death of Davey Moore three days after Ramos knocked him down led to calls for legislation that would outlaw boxing.
Mr. Fybish carved out a unique amateur niche in meteorological circles as an ardent hoarder and disseminator of weather data.
Mr. Lerner’s documentaries about the Newport Folk Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival captured performances by Bob Dylan, the Who and more.
A former high school teacher, Ms. Vreeland was best known for her novel “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” which traces the history of a fictional painting.
Among his many honors, Mr. Ashbery was the first poet to win the Pulitzer, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Michael Simanowitz, who was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2011, was described as a “gentle giant.” He died at age 46.
Mr. Becker and Donald Fagen developed a sophisticated, adventurous sound, producing hits like “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and a raft of acclaimed albums.
From a 1984 best seller, Ms. Hay built a publishing empire emphasizing the power of positive thoughts.
A former conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, he became an influential evangelical thinker in Washington.
A child star as a dancer, Ms. Charrat went on to create important dances at a time when few women were doing so and survived an accident that left her burned.
Along with Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce and others, Mr. Berman redefined comedy in the mid-20th century while also carving out a notable acting career.
A familiar face to both TV and film audiences, Mr. Anderson was typically cast as an upright authority figure.
Mr. Elgart’s recordings included the “American Bandstand” theme and “Hooked on Swing,” a surprise Top 40 hit with a disco beat.
Ms. Ford, whose works included “The Playhouse” and “Monkey Bay,” found her stories in ordinary lives.
Mr. Silverman’s grandfather started the show-business bible, known for its headlines and for coining slang expressions, in 1905. He took over in 1957.
Painfully wounded in the atomic bombing when he was 16, he went on to become a prominent campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
A lifelong entrepreneur from a wealthy family, he founded a succession of businesses catering to the affluent but also backed democracy for Hong Kong.
For a coach who won more than 800 games, none was sweeter than the 1985 N.C.A.A. final against Georgetown.
Dr. Yazdi’s calls for moderation were tolerated because of his early kinship with Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian revolution.
Mr. Pomerance won a Tony Award in 1979 for his play about a deformed man who became a celebrity in Victorian England.
Mr. Root, often working with his first wife, Joan, came up with inventive ways to capture striking images of African animals and their ecosystems.
In the face of stiff opposition, Dr. Keyworth was a strong advocate of the antimissile plan known as Star Wars.
Ms. Lack began touring the world as a teenager, cited for a warm and intimate style. She later elevated music studies at the University of Houston.
Finding little to scare him in most horror films, Mr. Hooper was inspired to create a low-budget movie that became an influential classic of the genre.
Dr. Klaus’s research led many hospitals to allow closer contact between parents and babies immediately after birth.
After a 10-year-old girl tries to contact her recently deceased father by email, an unusual correspondence begins.
Mr. Thomas, who won two Emmy Awards, was best known for his role as Eddie LeBec, an ice hockey player who was married to the character Carla Tortelli.
Mr. Ramirez reached more than 200 radio stations over 72 years, the last 24 announcing Miami Marlins games.
Among the tunes Ms. Wain helped make famous on radio and records was “My Reverie,” based on a melody by Debussy.