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Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91
Obits, Today

Originally part of Roger Corman’s army of hungry young actors and filmmakers, he made terse action movies and became a hero of the American independent film movement.

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Idriss Déby Dies at 68; Poor Herder’s Son Became Chad’s Longtime Autocrat
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. Déby, who was aiming for a fourth decade in power, died from what the government called wounds sustained at a battlefront with rebels.

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Jim Steinman, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Songwriter, Dies at 73
Obits, Yesterday

The rocker Meat Loaf’s interpretations of Mr. Steinman’s songs became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

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Chuck Geschke, Father of Desktop Publishing, Dies at 81
Obits, Yesterday

If you sent a PDF on your computer today, thank him. In 1980, he and a colleague created a way of sending digital documents to a printer, starting a company, Adobe.

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Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on ‘The Addams Family’ Dies at 84
Obits, Yesterday

He made a strong impression in his best-known role, even though his face wasn’t seen and his voice wasn’t heard.

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Jeremiah Trusty, Singer, Model, Actor, Dies at 38
Obits, Yesterday

Of all his endeavors, singing was the most important. He had recently recorded a song that he hoped would be his breakthrough. He died of Covid-19.

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Walter Mondale, Ex-Vice President and Champion of Liberal Politics, Dies at 93
Obits, April 19

Under Jimmy Carter, he was the first V.P. to serve as a genuine partner of a president. His own run for the top position ended in a crushing defeat.

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Richard Rush, Who Directed ‘The Stunt Man,’ Dies at 91
Obits, April 19

He was nominated for an Oscar for the movie, about filmmaking stunts, perception and reality. His earlier films were aimed at the teenage market.

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Jerry Lee Albin, Who Found Sobriety After a Hard Life, Dies at 75
Obits, April 19

Mr. Albin put drugs, prison and biker gangs behind him, started a construction business and counseled prisoners. He died of complications of the coronavirus.

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LaDonna Allard Dies at 64; Led Dakota Pipeline Protests
Obits, April 19

She started a resistance camp that turned into a movement that opposed fossil fuels while it embraced tribal sovereignty and environmental justice.

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Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88
Obits, April 18

The men of Lidice, including her father, were massacred and the women, including her mother, sent to a concentration camp. She later testified at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

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Black Rob, Rapper Known for His Hit Single ‘Whoa!,’ Dies at 52
Express, April 18

A star for Bad Boy Records after the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, the rapper had a husky, seen-it-all voice even as a young man.

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Denis Donoghue, Humanist Literary Critic, Dies at 92
Obits, April 17

He wrote prodigiously while teaching, first in Dublin and then in New York, and often clashed with critics he considered too political.

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Liam Scarlett, Famed Choreographer Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 35
Obits, April 17

He won acclaim in the dance world with remarkable speed. His subsequent downfall, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, happened just as abruptly.

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Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75
Obits, April 17

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock.

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Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87
Obits, April 16

A scholar, a university leader and a believer in libraries, he almost single-handedly rescued a grand but broken one in a time of municipal austerity.

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Helen McCrory, British Star of Stage, Film and TV, Dies at 52
Obits, April 16

She was acclaimed for her work on the TV series “Peaky Blinders” and in three Harry Potter movies, but she first gained notice in the London theater.

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Joye Hummel, First Woman to Write Wonder Woman, Dies at 97
Obits, April 16

For almost 70 years, her contributions to one of the comic-book world’s most enduring characters went largely unappreciated.

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Shawn G. Kennedy, Times Reporter in a Vanguard, Dies at 73
Obits, April 16

She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.

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Shelia Smith, Exuberant Teacher’s Aide, Dies at 61
Obits, April 16

At her rural Alabama school, she was beloved by students, especially those with special needs, and by her colleagues. She died of complications of Covid-19.

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Shirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90
Obits, April 16

She was one of the “Gang of Four” who left Labour to start the more centrist Social Democratic Party in 1981, altering the country’s political landscape.

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Carol Prisant, Elegant Design Writer, Dies at 82
Obits, April 15

She was a 51-year old former antiques dealer with no experience as a writer when she wrote to the editor of The World of Interiors magazine about a job. She was hired.

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John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’
Obits, April 15

A careful pragmatist, he regretted the way his term, aimed at developing countries, was misinterpreted by free-market ideologues and anti-globalization activists.

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Bobby Leonard, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 88
Obits, April 15

He coached the Indiana Pacers for 12 seasons and took them to three A.B.A. titles. The governor of Indiana called him “the embodiment of basketball.”

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Giancarlo DiTrapano, Defiantly Independent Book Publisher, Dies at 47
Obits, April 15

Mr. DiTrapano championed avant-garde work and relished taking chances on young, untested authors. His Tyrant Books produced some unexpected hits.

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Frank Jacobs, Mad Magazine Writer With a Lyrical Touch, Dies at 91
Obits, April 14

He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.

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Anthony Audy, Vermont Tattoo Artist With Whimsical Style, Dies at 44
Obits, April 14

A love for all things magical, spooky and cute informed the thousands of tattoos Mr. Audy inked in a 15-year career in Burlington. He died of Covid-19.

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John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92
Obits, April 14

His book, published in 1982 amid a brutal recession, foretold of a bountiful postindustrial information economy. He was half right.

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Donald P. Ryder, Architect of Black Heritage Sites, Dies at 94
Obits, April 14

His firm, which he formed with J. Max Bond Jr., designed public works commemorating the civil rights movement as well as the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

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Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82
Obits, April 14

His enormous fraud left behind a devastating human toll and paper losses totaling $64.8 billion.

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Burt Pugach, Protagonist of a Strange Tabloid Love Story, Dies at 93
Obits, April 14

In 1959, he had his lover blinded. When he got out of prison, he married her. He called their relationship “a storybook romance.”

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Bernie Madoff, arquitecto del mayor esquema Ponzi de la historia, ha muerto
en Español, April 14

Su inmenso fraude dejó una estela de devastación humana y pérdidas de capital por 64.800 millones de dólares.

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Jeffrey Paley, Journalist, Gallerist and Investor, Dies at 82
Obits, April 13

A son of the CBS founder, he wrote for newspapers from Europe, championed young artists in SoHo and became an investor. He died of complications of the coronavirus.

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Ray Lambert, an American Hero on D-Day, Dies at 100
Obits, April 13

A medic, he pulled wounded comrades out of the water one after another while suffering grievous wounds. President Trump honored him in a ceremony.

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Mary Ellen Moylan, ‘First Great Balanchine Dancer,’ Is Dead at 95
Obits, April 13

The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went unnoticed in the dance world.

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Gail Coburn, Social Worker With a Gift for Solutions, Dies at 71
Obits, April 12

After a divorce in her early 20s, Ms. Coburn raised her son and launched herself on a succession of careers. She died of Covid-19.

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Howard Weitzman, Defense Lawyer for the Famous, Dies at 81
Obits, April 11

A master practitioner of the courthouse-steps news conference, he often made his case in the court of public opinion. He also made lawsuits disappear.

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Lee Hart, Wife of Ex-Senator Gary Hart, Dies at 85
Obits, April 11

She stood by her husband when his presidential campaign was derailed by reports that he was having an affair.

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Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58
Obits, April 11

Her dreamlike “genius” films about figures like Emily Dickinson and Buckminster Fuller hovered between documentary and experimental cinema.

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John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action
Obits, April 10

A former official of the Environmental Protection Agency, he was a Republican activist on global warming when it was an issue with bipartisan support

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Marshall D. Sahlins, Groundbreaking Anthropologist, Dies at 90
Obits, April 10

His work focused on the way cultures shape, and are shaped by, individuals — a framework he demonstrated through his passionate political activism.

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Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93
Obits, April 10

Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.

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Martina Batan, New York Art Dealer Consumed by a Cold Case, Dies at 62
Obits, April 9

Finding answers to the unsolved murder of her 14-year-old brother became a lifelong quest, ultimately chronicled in a documentary film.

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James Hampton, Bumbling ‘F Troop’ Bugler, Dies at 84
Obits, April 9

A character actor, he was best known for comedic roles but also appeared in “The China Syndrome” and other dramas.

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Ethel Gabriel, a Rare Woman in the Record World, Dies at 99
Obits, April 9

For much of her more than 40 years at RCA, Ms. Gabriel was a producer, overseeing “Living Strings” and other profitable lines.

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Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 88
Obits, April 9

After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.

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Peter Manso, Biographer of Brando and Mailer, Dies at 80
Obits, April 9

His relationship with his subjects and critics could be tempestuous. His interview with Mayor Edward I. Koch for Playboy may have cost Koch the governorship

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Paul Ritter, British Stage, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 54
Obits, April 9

A familiar face to British theatergoers, he was also well known for his role as an eccentric father on the popular sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.”

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Judy McGinn, Librarian With a Love for Home, Dies at 78
Obits, April 9

She was hyper-vigilant about keeping safe during the pandemic, but she caught Covid-19 after her first vaccine.

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Remembering Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Video, April 9

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99.

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DMX, Top-Selling but Troubled Rapper, Dies at 50
Obits, April 9

He released a string of No. 1 albums that reflected his gritty past and featured a gruff and unmistakable lyrical style.

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Lee Delaney, the BJ’s Wholesale Club chief executive, dies unexpectedly.
Business, April 9

The company’s board appointed Bob Eddy, the chief administrative and financial officer, to serve as the company’s interim chief executive.

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El príncipe Felipe, esposo de la reina Isabel II, ha muerto a los 99 años
en Español, April 9

El duque de Edimburgo se casó con la futura reina en 1947 y llevó la monarquía al siglo XX. La franqueza ocasional de sus comentarios dañó su imagen.

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99
Obits, April 9

The Duke of Edinburgh, who married the future queen in 1947, brought the monarchy into the 20th century, but his occasional tactless comments hurt his image.

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Anne Beatts, Original ‘S.N.L.’ Writer, Dies at 74
Obits, April 8

Often writing with Rosie Shuster, she created memorable sketches in the show’s early years, including ones involving those nerds Lisa and Todd.

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Sharon Matola, Who Opened a Zoo in the Jungle of Belize, Dies at 66
Obits, April 8

An Air Force veteran and former lion tamer, she helped her adopted country fall in love with tapirs, macaws and peccaries.

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Phyllis Marchand, Face of Disputed Deer-Culling Program, Dies at 81
Obits, April 7

She gained national attention as mayor of Princeton, N.J., when deer overran her suburban town and she hired sharpshooters to control the population.

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Charles Coolidge, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 99
Obits, April 7

A harrowing World War II firefight in France brought him the nation’s highest decoration for valor. A park, a highway and a museum are named in his honor.

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Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88
Obits, April 7

In New York opera circles, an autograph request from her, the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, was considered “a special type of approval.”

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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52
Obits, April 7

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

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Alcee Hastings, Longtime Florida Congressman, Dies at 84
Obits, April 6

As a federal judge, he was impeached and removed from the bench. He was then elected to the House, where he became known as a strong liberal voice.

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Alcee Hastings, Longtime Florida Congressman, Dies at 84
Obits, April 6

As a federal judge, he was impeached and removed from the bench. He was then elected to the House, where he became known as a strong liberal voice.

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Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs
Obits, April 6

A physicist, he shared the prize with two others for their breakthrough in creating blue light-emitting diodes, succeeding “where everyone else had failed.”

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Bill Gamson, Sociologist and Inventor of Games, Dies at 87
Obits, April 6

He created a game of simulated baseball that was a precursor to today’s fantasy sports. As a professor, he devised a role-playing game to help students address societal problems.

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Hans Küng, Catholic Theologian With a Powerful Critique, Dies at 93
Obits, April 6

A prolific writer and a prominent speaker, he promoted dialogue among religions and challenged Vatican doctrine on many fronts, provoking its censure.

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Lois Sasson, Quiet Force in Gay and Women’s Rights, Dies at 80
Obits, April 6

Ms. Sasson, a jewelry designer and the partner of the singer Lesley Gore, was an advocate for feminism, gay rights and more. She died of Covid-19.

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Alcee Hastings, who represented Florida in the House, dies at 84.
Washington, April 6

The former civil rights lawyer and federal judge served in Congress for nearly three decades.

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Robert A. Mundell, a Father of the Euro and Reaganomics, Dies at 88
Obits, April 5

His insights on global finance earned him a Nobel, while his more iconoclastic theories fostered the adoption of a single European currency and supply-side economics.

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Gianluigi Colalucci, Who Showed Michelangelo’s True Colors, Dies at 91
Obits, April 5

The chief restorer of the Vatican Museums, he led the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel, a 14-year effort that revealed a new vision of Michelangelo’s complex work.

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Gloria Henry, ‘Dennis the Menace’ Mother, Dies at 98
Obits, April 5

She was a prolific B-movie actress early in her career, but she became best known for her role as Alice Mitchell, the gentle mother of Dennis, on the CBS show.

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Martha Lou Gadsden, Soul-Food Matriarch, Dies at 91
Obits, April 4

For 37 years she stirred the pot at Martha Lou’s Kitchen in Charleston, S.C., a modest restaurant that became known as a temple for Low Country cuisine.

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Winfred Rembert, 75, Dies; Turned Painful Memories Into Art
Obits, April 4

Decades after nearly being lynched in rural Georgia, he began recreating vivid scenes from his life by carving figures into leather.

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Kristofer Schipper, Influential China Scholar, Dies at 86
Obits, April 4

A native of Holland, he helped change the understanding of Chinese religion and became a Taoist priest in the process.

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Arthur Kopit, Whose ‘Oh Dad’ Shook Up the Theater, Dies at 83
Obits, April 3

A three-time Tony nominee, he first became known for avant-garde works, many of them christened with rambling titles, that sparked spirited reactions.

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Malcolm Cecil, Synthesizer Pioneer, Is Dead at 84
Obits, April 2

His massive machine, known as TONTO, helped transform the music in Stevie Wonder’s mind into classic albums like “Innervisions.”

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Constance Demby, New Age Composer, Is Dead at 81
Obits, April 2

Ms. Demby wrote ethereal, otherworldly music and played much of it on instruments of her own making, including one she called the Space Bass.

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Daniel Laske, a ‘Social Justice Warrior,’ Dies at 21
Obits, April 1

He wanted to combine his passions for medicine and politics to make the world a better place. Then he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Paul Feinman, First Openly Gay Judge on N.Y. High Court, Dies at 61
Obits, April 1

“I hope I add to the diversity of perspectives that the court considers,” he said before being unanimously confirmed to the Court of Appeals in 2017.

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Michael Friedlander, Urban Architect of Offbeat Designs, Dies at 63
Obits, April 1

He was best known for the Spring Street Salt Shed, a crystalline structure that appears, with a little imagination, to form a coarse grain of salt.

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Bibian Mentel, Champion Paralympic Snowboarder, Dies at 48
Obits, April 1

After losing part of a leg to cancer, she dominated the sport for nearly two decades, winning three Paralympic gold medals.

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Pat Collins, Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer, Dies at 88
Obits, March 31

She sought to move audiences with her lighting in shows like “The Threepenny Opera,” “I’m Not Rappaport” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”

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G. Gordon Liddy, Mastermind Behind Watergate Burglary, Dies at 90
Obits, March 30

Unlike other defendants in the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, Mr. Liddy refused to testify and drew the longest prison term.

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Robert Hershon, Artful Poet Who Published Poets, Dies at 84
Obits, March 30

He was a founder of Hanging Loose Press, which started as a loose-page poetry journal and became a book publisher as well.

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Elena Malagodi Dies at 84; Dedicated Her Last Years to Senegal
Obits, March 30

Ms. Malagodi escaped the Nazis, married a famous Cuban sculptor and an Italian politician, then devoted her life to helping children and mothers in Senegal. She died of Covid-19.

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Joan Walsh Anglund, 95, Dies; Her Children’s Books Touched Millions
Obits, March 30

Her first in a prolific career, “A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You,” was a phenomenon. And her illustrations capturing childhood became a cottage industry.

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Freddie Redd, Jazz Pianist and Composer, Is Dead at 92
Obits, March 30

He was best known for writing the music for “The Connection,” an Off Broadway play that depicted the lives of heroin-addicted musicians in New York.

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Alvin Sykes, 64, Self-Taught Legal Defender of Civil Rights, Dies
Obits, March 29

After dropping out of high school, he studied law at the public library, then used his knowledge to reopen cold cases, including Emmett Till’s murder.

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Jack Bradley, Louis Armstrong Photographer and Devotee, Dies at 87
Obits, March 29

His trove of pictures formed the foundation of a vast personal collection that is now part of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens.

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Sarah Onyango Obama, Ex-President’s Stepgrandmother, Dies at 99
Obits, March 29

Known widely among Kenyans as Mama Sarah, Ms. Obama was seen as the matriarch of Barack Obama’s extended family in Africa.

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Paul Laubin, 88, Dies; Master of Making Oboes the Old-Fashioned Way
Obits, March 29

He learned the craft from his father and continued to make his instruments by hand. Laubin oboes are cherished for their dark and rich tone.

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Edith Prentiss, Fierce Voice for New York’s Disabled, Dies at 69
Obits, March 28

She was passionate — and relentless — about making the city she loved navigable for everyone.

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Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros Dies at 63; Helped Ballet in Miami
Obits, March 27

He was Miami City Ballet’s resident choreographer before establishing his own company. He later returned to his native Peru to run the National Ballet. He died of Covid-19.

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Craig muMs Grant, Actor and Slam Poet, Dies at 52
Obits, March 27

He was a star of the HBO series “Oz” under the name muMs, which he also used on the poetry circuit both before and after finding success on television.

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Howard Schnellenberger, College Coach Who Built Winners, Dies at 87
Obits, March 27

After assembling the formidable offense for the unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins, he breathed new life into football programs at two universities.

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Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control
Obits, March 27

He was hailed for leading the rescue of Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by an explosion en route to the moon, and for helping guide them home.

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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies at 104
Obits, March 26

Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph never talked down to readers.

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Morris Dickstein, Critic and Cultural Historian, Dies at 81
Obits, March 26

He had a passion for reading, and for writing about what he was reading. “Criticism,” he once said, “plays a very important role in keeping people honest.”

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Michael Bennett, Small-Town Doctor Who Pushed for Masks, Dies at 52
Obits, March 26

His death leaves only one family physician in Greenfield, Mo. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Bretton Sciaroni, Influential American in Cambodia, Dies at 69
Obits, March 26

After losing his White House job because of his role in the Iran-contra scandal, he reinvented himself as a business broker and government adviser in Phnom Penh.

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Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84
Obits, March 26

In “Lonesome Dove,” “The Last Picture Show” and dozens more novels and screenplays, he offered unromantic depictions of a long mythologized region.

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Janice McLaughlin, Nun Who Exposed Abuse in Africa, Dies at 79
Obits, March 26

In a life dedicated to social justice, she was jailed in Rhodesia but later returned to a liberated Zimbabwe to help build its school system.

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José Baselga, Who Advanced Breast Cancer Treatments, Dies at 61
Obits, March 25

He was a top executive at Memorial Sloan Kettering before resigning over payments from health care companies. He went on to lead cancer research at AstraZeneca.

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Bertrand Tavernier, 79, French Director With Wide Appeal, Dies
Obits, March 25

He was a regular on the world’s film festival circuit with movies like “Death Watch,” a science-fiction thriller, and “’Round Midnight,” about a jazz musician.

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Bernadette Bartels Murphy, Pioneering Wall Street Trader, Dies at 86
Obits, March 25

Starting out as a secretary, she became a sought-after financial adviser in a male world and found a national platform for her views on public television.

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Bill Brock, G.O.P. National Chairman After Watergate, Dies at 90
Obits, March 25

A former senator, he sought to broaden his demoralized party’s base by appealing to women and Black voters and was later labor secretary under Reagan.

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Gail Slatter, Who Helped Make the Times Newsroom Run, Dies at 68
Obits, March 25

For 40 years she was a guide and gatekeeper, working in “the morgue” (the article and photo archive) and on the photo and culture desks. She died of Covid-19.

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Marianne Steiner, Refugee Who Found a New Life in New York, Dies at 101
Obits, March 25

She escaped Nazi Germany and recreated a comfortable life in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

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Bobby Brown, Yankee Infielder Turned Cardiologist, Is Dead at 96
Obits, March 25

He played in four World Series championships before opening a medical practice, then returned to baseball once more as the American League president.

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Jessica Walter, Tart-Tongued Matriarch of ‘Arrested Development,’ Dies at 80
Express, March 25

An Emmy Award-winning actress, she gained early fame in Clint Eastwood’s “Play Misty for Me” and found a new audience in a TV cult hit.

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7 History-Making Women Who Died Last Year
Interactive, March 25

This Women’s History Month we’re looking back at the lives of a few women whose perseverance shaped the world for generations to come.

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Tony Murray, Moral Support for a Gay N.B.A. Player, Dies at 60
Obits, March 24

Mr. Murray, along with his husband, helped their nephew Jason Collins become the first player in the league to come out publicly. He died of Covid-19.

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Adam Zagajewski, Poet of the Past’s Presence, Dies at 75
Obits, March 24

A dissident in Communist Poland in the late 1960s — his writing was banned for a time — he found wider fame as an exile in Paris and taught in the U.S.

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Daniel Wolf, 65, Dies; Helped Create a Market for Art Photography
Obits, March 24

In 1984, he quietly amassed 25,000 photos for the J. Paul Getty Museum, jump-starting collectors’ interest in the medium.

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George Segal, Veteran of Drama and TV Comedy, Is Dead at 87
Obits, March 23

He is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated dramatic role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and was later a familiar comic actor.

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Frances D. Horowitz, 88, Dies; Transformed CUNY Graduate Center
Obits, March 23

A distinguished child psychologist, she presided over the school’s move to a landmark building in Manhattan and expanded its capacity for research.

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Paul Jackson, Funk Bassist With Herbie Hancock, Dies at 73
Obits, March 23

He was an integral member of Mr. Hancock’s jazz-funk band the Headhunters, whose albums reached millions in the 1970s.

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Jessica McClintock, 90, Dies; Dressed Generations in Lace and Satin
Obits, March 23

She made calico granny dresses inspired by “flower children,” dressed a young Hillary Rodham (among others) and helped young women gussy up for their proms.

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David McCabe, Who Photographed Warhol Becoming Warhol, Dies at 80
Obits, March 23

In 1964, he began following the artist around New York and chronicling his exploits. His photographs finally saw the light of day four decades later.

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Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Abstract Expressionist, Dies at 93
Obits, March 23

She was an under-the-radar figure in New York and Paris in the formative 1950s and for decades after. She died of Covid-19.

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Paul Brock, 89, Dies; Helped Found Black Journalists Group
Obits, March 22

The National Association of Black Journalists was formed to promote more aggressive hiring practices in the news media and to improve how people of color were covered.

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Elgin Baylor, Acrobatic Hall of Famer in N.B.A., Dies at 86
Obits, March 22

Foreshadowing the likes of Michael Jordan, he was a star with the glamorous Lakers and was voted to the all-N.B.A. team for the league’s first 50 years.

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Who I Lost
Interactive, March 5

One in three Americans knows someone who died from the coronavirus. We spoke to the people the pandemic left behind.

The Lives They Lived
Interactive, December 23

Remembering some of the artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.

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Cause of Life
Interactive, December 20

The more than 500,000 people we lost to the pandemic so far form a portrait of America. For this series of short films, we asked five people to celebrate the life of someone close to them.

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Those We’ve Lost
Interactive, April 16

The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.