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Dee Pop, Drummer and Downtown New York Fixture, Dies at 65
Arts, Today

Initially known for his tight and soulful playing with the celebrated post-punk band Bush Tetras, he later became an entrepreneur of avant-garde music.

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Paul Salata, Champion of the N.F.L.’s ‘Irrelevant,’ Dies at 94
Sports, Today

He created an annual award to honor the player picked last in the college draft, because, he said, “they do their work and should be noticed.”

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Jay Black, Soaring Lead Singer of the Americans, Dies at 82
Arts, Today

His majestic baritone was the key to hits like “Only in America,” “Come a Little Bit Closer” and his signature song, “Cara, Mia.”

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Chuck Bundrant, Pacific Fisheries’ ‘Henry Ford,’ Dies at 79
Business, Yesterday

In 1961 he arrived in Seattle with no job, no skills and $80. Over the next 60 years, he built a seafood empire and transformed the industry.

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Peter Scolari, ‘Newhart’ and ‘Girls’ Actor, Is Dead at 66
Arts, October 22

His first big break came as Tom Hanks’s co-star on the TV comedy “Bosom Buddies” in the early 1980s. He also worked on the stage, occasionally on Broadway.

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Edita Gruberova, Dazzling Soprano With Emotional Power, Dies at 74
Arts, October 22

A Slovak coloratura, she was a fixture at the opera houses of Vienna and Munich, artfully balancing technical brilliance with deep expression.

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Dorothy Steel, Whose Big-Screen Career Had a Late Start, Dies at 95
Movies, October 22

She was cast in “Black Panther” at 90, not long after she began acting professionally. “As soon as we saw her,” the movie’s casting director said, “we wanted her.”

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Tom Morey, Surfer Who Invented the Boogie Board, Dies at 86
Business, October 22

He created a lightweight, flexible board out of a piece of foam in his backyard in Hawaii in 1971. It introduced millions to the pleasures of riding waves on their bellies.

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Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 59, Dies; Linked Weather Disasters to Climate Change
Climate, October 22

With a colleague, he founded a group that quickly analyzes heat waves and other extreme events for signs of global warming’s influence.

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Bernard Haitink, Conductor Who Let Music Speak for Itself, Dies at 92
Arts, October 21

Mr. Haitink, who was closely identified with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, drew direct, unaffected interpretations of symphonic works and opera.

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Jerry Pinkney, Acclaimed Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 81
Books, October 21

Adept at reimagining classic tales, he often made sure that his books included Black characters and themes.

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Diane Weyermann, Executive Who Championed ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Dies at 66
Movies, October 21

A former public interest lawyer, she oversaw this and many other documentaries that addressed urgent social issues.

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Alan Lapidus, Architect of Hotels and Casinos, Dies at 85
Arts, October 21

He followed in the footsteps of his architect father, Morris, with glitzy landmarks in Times Square, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, where Donald Trump was a client.

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David Finn, Co-Founder of a Public Relations Power, Dies at 100
Business, October 19

While running Ruder Finn, with big clients like Philip Morris, Exxon and Coca-Cola, Mr. Finn pursued a parallel career as a painter, photographer and sculptor.

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Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Dies at 95
Arts, October 19

She played Deputy Barney Fife’s girlfriend on the long-running sitcom and was remembered by fans with fondness more than 50 years later.

The Life and Career of Colin Powell
The Daily, October 19

Across three presidencies, he served as America’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser.

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Robert Haas, Financier and Aerial Photographer, Dies at 74
Business, October 18

He specialized in leveraged buyouts in the 1980s, shot distant landscapes and wildlife from helicopters, then collected so many motorcycles that he opened a museum.

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Sister Megan Rice, Fierce Critic of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Dies at 91
Obituaries, October 17

Arrested more than 40 times, she was best known for her role in the 2012 break-in at the Oak Ridge nuclear complex in Tennessee.

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Anni Bergman, Therapist Who Listened to Children, Dies at 102
Science, October 17

She was part of a groundbreaking study that observed how very young children separated from their mothers. Late in life, she became a photographer’s muse.

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Timuel Black, Strategist and Organizer for Black Chicago, Dies at 102
U.S., October 17

He assembled attendees of the March on Washington, mentored a young Barack Obama and wielded the solidarity of the South Side as a tool for political power.

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David F. Kennedy, Whose Ad Agency Put Nike on the Map, Dies at 82
Business, October 15

Wieden+Kennedy, which he co-founded in Portland, Ore., broke from Madison Avenue tradition. Unlike many of its rivals, it has remained independent.

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Brian Goldner, Hasbro Executive With Hollywood Vision, Dies at 58
Business, October 15

He turned a traditional maker of toys and games into an entertainment company with its own TV and movie studio.

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Andrea Martin, R&B Songwriter, Dies at 49
Arts, October 15

She co-wrote hits for En Vogue, Toni Braxton and other artists in the 1990s and 2000s and was also a singer, releasing an album.

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Gary Paulsen, Author of Young-Adult Adventures, Dies at 82
Books, October 14

His 200 books, among them “Hatchet” and “Dogsong,” inspired generations with their tales of exploration, survival and the bloody reality of the natural world.

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Mike Renzi, a Jazz Singer’s Best Friend, Dies at 80
Arts, October 14

He was an in-demand accompanist and arranger for countless artists, including Mel Tormé, the duo of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and the “Sesame Street” crew.

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Dr. Eric Cassell, Bioethicist Who Put the Patient First, Dies at 93
Science, October 14

A professor and prolific author, he cautioned that doctors too often focus on the disease instead of the overall well-being of the sufferer.

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Ray Fosse, 74, Catcher Best Known for a Collision, Is Dead
Sports, October 14

He was a budding Cleveland talent when he was knocked over by Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game. It was, he said, “something people will continue to talk about.”

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Russ Kick, ‘Rogue Transparency Activist,’ Is Dead at 52
U.S., October 14

Working on his own, he used the Freedom of Information Act to publish suppressed documents, sometimes making front-page news.

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Raymond Gniewek, 89, Met Orchestra’s Enduring Concertmaster, Dies
Arts, October 14

For 43 years he was a steadying force with the ensemble as he helped it become one of the world’s most esteemed.

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Mary Bloom, Photographer to the Dog Stars, Dies at 81
New York, October 13

She was well known at the Westminster Kennel Club show for her ability to communicate with dogs. “I just understand who they are,” she said.

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Albert J. Raboteau, Who Transformed Black Religious Studies, Dies at 78
Books, October 13

Working in the 1970s and ’80s, his scholarship helped to cement African-American studies as an academic discipline.

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Paddy Moloney, Piper Who Led Revival of Irish Music, Dies at 83
Arts, October 12

The Chieftains, the band he fronted for nearly 60 years, toured the world, collaborated with rock stars and helped spark a musical renaissance.

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Martin Sherwin, Prize-winning Biographer of Oppenheimer, Dies at 84
Books, October 12

A historian of the nuclear age, he and his co-author, Kai Bird, won a 2006 Pulitzer for their book about the scientist behind the atom bomb.

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Tony De Marco, Welterweight Pride of Boston, Is Dead at 89
Sports, October 12

He was a North End hero “not because he’s the greatest prizefighter in the world, which he isn’t,” a sportswriter wrote, “but because he’s so damned courageous.”

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Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111; Breathed Animated Life Into Disney Films
Movies, October 12

One of a cadre of women who worked behind the scenes, she did indispensable but anonymous work on classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio.”

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Jimmy Neary, Whose Irish Pub Became a Power Brokers’ Hub, Dies at 91
New York, October 12

Opening on St. Patrick’s Day, 1967, Neary’s attracted politicians, media players, archbishops and more, drawn as much by Mr. Neary himself as by the lamb chops.

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Bernard Tapie, French Tycoon, Actor and Politician, Dies at 78
World, October 11

His larger-than-life career, flamboyant personality and ongoing legal struggles made him one of the best-known personalities in France.

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Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the Wilderness, Dies at 33
Travel, October 11

He gained a following online for his lyrical appreciation of the open road while biking through remote landscapes and braving extreme conditions.

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Dottie Dodgion, a Standout Drummer in More Ways Than One, Dies at 91
Arts, October 11

At a time when a female jazz percussionist was a rarity, she played with Benny Goodman and went on to work with Marian McPartland and other big names.

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Richard Schultz, Designer Who Made the Outdoors Modern, Dies at 95
Arts, October 10

Working for Knoll, Mr. Schultz created furniture that became classics. One standout: a sleek mesh and aluminum chaise with wheels.

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Abdul Qadeer Khan, Father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program, Dies at 85
Obituaries, October 10

Starting from scratch in 1976, he acquired the technology and knowledge that allowed Pakistan to detonate its first nuclear device in 1998.

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Gen. Raymond T. Odierno Dies at 67; Oversaw Iraq Surge
Obituaries, October 9

The four-star general helped carry out the strategy to increase U.S. troop numbers, which was credited with turning the tide of sectarian killings.

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Moshe Tendler, Authority on Jewish Medical Ethics, Dies at 95
New York, October 9

His pronouncements — on sex, death, organ transplants and more — carried weight in no small part because he was both a master of Jewish scripture and a microbiologist.

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Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, Former Iranian President, Dies at 88
Obituaries, October 9

He tried to resist the currents of Islamic radicalism, but was forced out of office when he lost the support of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Overlooked No More: Violet Piercy, Pioneering Marathoner
Obituaries, October 8

She established herself as one of the first known female endurance runners in Britain in 1926, a time when women were not permitted to compete in long-distance races.

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Budge Patty, Elegant Tennis Champion of the 1950s, Dies at 97
Sports, October 8

Known for his style as much as his forehand volley, he was one of only three Americans to win the French and Wimbledon men’s singles in the same year.

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Cynthia Harris, the Mother on ‘Mad About You,’ Dies at 87
Arts, October 8

She was a familiar, sometimes meddling, presence on a hit ’90s sitcom about a pair of newlyweds. Earlier she won acclaim as Wallis Simpson, who inspired a king to abdicate.

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Paula J. Clayton Dies at 86; Helped Destigmatize Depression and Suicide
Science, October 7

A clinical psychiatrist, she showed that suicide was often a result of mental illness, and that it could be avoided with the right treatment and public education.

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Billy Apple, Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work, Dies at 85
Arts, October 7

Born Barrie Bates in New Zealand, he became Billy Apple in London, embarking on a long career that marched through art explorations, from Pop to conceptual to self-branding.

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Neal Sher, U.S. Government’s Leading Nazi Hunter, Dies at 74
U.S., October 7

He pursued former Nazis who had gotten into the United States illegally and become citizens. One target was John Demjanjuk, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible.”

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Marie Wilcox, Who Saved Her Native Language From Extinction, Dies at 87
U.S., October 6

The subject of a Times Op-Doc, she was, for a time, the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and spent 20 years producing the first complete dictionary of its vocabulary.

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Robert Schiffmann, Inventive Guru of the Microwave, Dies at 86
Technology, October 6

As a scientist he saw the potential of microwave ovens when he observed one heating up a sandwich in the 1960s. Microwaveable oatmeal, among other advances, was in his future.

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Msgr. John Powis, Champion of Brooklyn’s Downtrodden, Dies at 87
New York, October 5

His aggressive agenda as a pastor and civic leader in Brownsville and Bushwick laid the groundwork for a remarkable recovery.

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Eddie Robinson, Baseball Lifer Who Outlived His Peers, Dies at 100
Sports, October 5

He was a power-hitting All-Star in a career of more than 60 seasons as a player, executive, coach and scout. He had been the oldest living former major leaguer.

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Alan Kalter, Longtime Voice of Letterman’s ‘Late Show,’ Dies at 78
Arts, October 5

Far more than just an announcer, he contributed all sorts of outlandish, incongruous comic bits to “Late Show With David Letterman.”

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Roberto Roena, Salsa Percussionist and Bandleader, Dies at 81
Arts, October 5

His albums and performances with Apollo Sound brought new complexity to the genre in the 1970s. His group was still getting the crowds dancing decades later.

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David H. Komansky, Global-Minded Chief of Merrill Lynch, Dies at 82
Business, October 5

A postal worker’s son, he rose from financial adviser trainee to chairman of one of the world’s most powerful financial institutions, expanding it overseas.

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Debby King, 71, Backstage Aide Known as ‘Soul of Carnegie Hall,’ Dies
Arts, October 5

From Sinatra to Isaac Stern to Sting, she attended to the needs of the star performers in the Maestro Suite and helped calm their nerves.

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Kamla Bhasin, a First-Wave South Asian Feminist, Dies at 75
World, October 4

An activist, poet and author, she spent most of her adult life fighting injustice and patriarchy and building bonds of solidarity with women across borders.

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Todd Akin, Whose Senate Bid Collapsed After a Rape Remark, Dies at 74
U.S., October 4

The former Republican representative from Missouri was widely criticized after saying in 2012 that women’s bodies could reject pregnancies that were the result of a sexual assault.

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Angelo Codevilla, Whose Writings Anticipated Trumpism, Dies at 78
Obituaries, October 3

A hawkish conservative, he believed that America was hamstrung at home and abroad by a progressive ruling class.

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Mohib Ullah, 46, Dies; Documented Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya
World, October 2

Shot dead by gunmen, he had compiled a list of those who perished in the hope that the data could be used as evidence in international courts.

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Marcia Freedman, First American Woman in Knesset, Dies at 83
U.S., October 2

As a radical gay feminist in historically patriarchal Israel, Ms. Freedman was under constant criticism and was often dismissed by her colleagues.

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Richard H. Kirk, Post-Punk Pioneer of Industrial Music, Dies at 65
Arts, October 2

Cabaret Voltaire, of which he was a founder, began as a band of experimental provocateurs and later moved to the dance floor.

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Pearl Tytell, Examiner of Dubious Documents, Dies at 104
New York, October 2

For a half-century, she used her knowledge of handwriting, typewriters, paper and ink to investigate the veracity of checks, letters, contracts and other paperwork.

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R. Allen Gardner, 91, Dies; Taught Sign Language to a Chimp Named Washoe
Science, October 1

He and his wife and collaborator made headlines with their finding that they could communicate with a young ape using the language of the deaf.

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George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, Alt-Country Pioneer, Dies at 77
Arts, September 30

With his band the Lost Planet Airmen, he infused older genres like Western swing and boogie-woogie with a freewheeling 1960s spirit and attracted a devoted following.

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Carlisle Floyd, Whose Operas Spun Fables of the South, Dies at 95
Arts, September 30

His celebrated works drew from the musical traditions of revival meetings and country hoedowns, telling stories of intolerance.

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Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65
New York, September 30

In a risk-taking career, he helped the paper win a Pulitzer for its 9/11 photography and later prompted a debate on journalistic ethics that led to his leaving The Times.

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Ruth Sullivan, Advocate for People With Autism, Dies at 97
U.S., September 30

After her son was found to be autistic, she started organizations to help children and adults. She also consulted on the making of the movie “Rain Man.”

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Lonnie Smith, Soulful Jazz Organist, Is Dead at 79
Arts, September 29

Adept at blending the sophistication of jazz with the earthy appeal of rhythm and blues, he was later widely sampled by hip-hop artists.

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Clive Sinclair, Inventive Computer Pioneer, Dies at 81
Technology, September 29

His inexpensive Sinclair personal computer, one of many inventions, was an introduction to computing for young people in Britain and beyond.

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Sue Thompson, Who Sang of ‘Norman’ and Sad Movies, Dies at 96
Arts, September 28

She started out a country singer, but she found fame and pop-chart success in the early 1960s with catchy novelty songs, as well as the occasional ballad.

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Marilyn Golden, Effective Voice for the Disabled, Dies at 67
U.S., September 28

“Radicalized” after an accident left her disabled, she became a “linchpin” in the fight for the Americans With Disabilities Act as a leading policy analyst.

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Bob Moore, an Architect of the Nashville Sound, Dies at 88
Arts, September 28

He played bass on thousands of popular recordings, helping to create the uncluttered style that came to characterize the country music of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Alemayehu Eshete, Singer Known as the ‘Abyssinian Elvis,’ Dies at 80
Arts, September 28

He became a swaggering star in the late 1960s, when Addis Ababa experienced a golden age of night life and music. Decades later, he was rediscovered.

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George Malkemus, Who Pushed Manolos to New Heights, Dies at 67
Fashion, September 28

He successfully marketed Manolo Blahnik’s extravagantly heeled confections. Then a television character named Carrie Bradshaw brandished a pair in “Sex and the City.”

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Charles W. Mills, Philosopher of Race and Liberalism, Dies at 70
U.S., September 27

He argued that white supremacy was a feature of the Western political tradition, and that racism represented a political system as intentional as liberal democracy.

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Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown’s Partner in Funk, Dies at 80
Arts, September 27

As musical director for the bands behind Mr. Brown and also Van Morrison, Mr. Ellis helped forge new hybrids, meshing pop, jazz, R&B and more.

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Jay Sandrich, Emmy-Winning Sitcom Director, Is Dead at 89
Arts, September 26

Acclaimed for his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Cosby Show,” he also made a crucial casting decision about “The Golden Girls.”

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Jonathan Mirsky, Journalist and Historian of China, Dies at 88
World, September 26

He brought a historian’s expertise to many decades of writing about China for The Observer of London, The New York Review of Books and other outlets.

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Théoneste Bagosora, a Mastermind of Rwanda Genocide, Dies at 80
World, September 26

Mr. Bagosora was convicted of genocide for ordering a massacre in the capital and the killing of top officials, including the prime minister.

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Bobby Zarem, ‘Superflack’ and Maker of Stars, Dies at 84
Obituaries, September 26

As a spirited impresario of public relations, he promoted entertainers, films and the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

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George Mraz, Consummate Jazz Bassist, Dies at 77
Arts, September 25

For half a century, he was in constant demand, backing big names like Oscar Peterson as well as countless up-and-coming performers.

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Cloyd Boyer, Last of a Three-Brother Baseball Rarity, Dies at 94
Sports, September 25

His pitching career was cut short, but at one time he and his brothers Ken and Clete were all on the major league stage together. He ended up outliving them.

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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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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.

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Dr. Heather Ashton, 90, Dies; Helped People Quit Anxiety Drugs
Obits, January 3

Her “Ashton Manual,” published in 1999, has become a cornerstone for people all over the world dealing with benzodiazepine dependence.

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William Hughes, Congressman and Ambassador, Dies at 87
Obits, November 10

He represented New Jersey’s Second District for 20 years, then was ambassador to Panama in a crucial period.

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Peter Collier, Author and Leading Conservative Voice, Dies at 80
Obits, November 8

He and David Horowitz wrote well-regarded biographies of prominent families. They also drew attention for their ideological shift from left to right.

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Gillian Jagger, Sculptor Whose Medium Was Nature, Dies at 88
Obits, November 8

Her sculptures, which often incorporated tree trunks and animal carcasses, emphasized commonality and connection between humans, animals and the earth.

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Marcelle Ninio, Spy for Israel Imprisoned in Egypt, Dies at 89
Obits, November 7

She was the only woman in an espionage ring of about a dozen Egyptians that engineered bombings. Their mission did not go well.

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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79
Obits, October 9

She immersed herself in the rougher precincts of American life for months at a time, portraying their denizens as noble but not necessarily heroic.

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Marshall Efron, Funny Cog in the PBS ‘Dream Machine,’ Dies at 81
Obits, October 8

In the 1970s he was part of a much-talked about prime-time TV series as well as a somewhat subversive Sunday morning Bible show for children.

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Yao Li, ‘Silver Voice’ of Shanghai, Dies at 96
Obits, July 25

Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”

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Julia Farron, Acclaimed Ballerina From Age 14, Is Dead at 96
Obits, July 24

Over four decades with the Royal Ballet, she created roles for a host of eminent choreographers. She then shaped notable careers as a teacher.

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Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a Not-So-Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64
Obits, July 15

Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.

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Roky Erickson, 71, Revered Figure of Psychedelic Rock, Dies
Obits, June 3

He fronted the influential group the 13th Floor Elevators with his scream-inflected vocals, but struggled with mental illness for much of his life.

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James Ketchum, Who Conducted LSD Experiments on Soldiers, Dies at 87
Obits, June 3

An Army psychiatrist, he spearheaded a Cold War project to test whether recreational drugs could be used in chemical attacks to disable enemy troops.

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Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72
Obits, June 2

Her research into childhood nutrition and obesity shed new light on not just what children eat, but also why.

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Edward Seaga, Who Led Jamaica on a Conservative Path, Dies at 89
Obits, May 29

Promising “deliverance is near” amid economic turmoil, Mr. Seaga ousted Michael Manley to become prime minister and grew close to the U.S. and Britain.

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Richard P. Matsch, 88, Judge in Oklahoma Bombing Case, Is Dead
Obits, May 29

He presided over two trials stemming from the worst act of domestic terrorism, which killed 168 at a federal building, until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99
Obits, April 20

Mrs. Wrightsman, who had no formal training, became a connoisseur of 18th-century French art and a significant donor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Geraldyn M. Cobb, 88, Who Found a Glass Ceiling in Space, Dies
Obits, April 19

She was as qualified as any man to be an astronaut and passed all the tests, but NASA wasn’t interested in sending women into space in 1961.

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Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93
Obits, April 17

Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.

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Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality
Obits, April 17

At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

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Barbara Schultz, 92, Dies; Produced Serious Drama in a Sitcom Era
Obits, April 16

At a time when comedies and variety shows dominated TV (and few women held executive jobs), she gave viewers “CBS Playhouse” and, later, “Visions” on PBS.

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Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79
Obits, April 16

“Keats, for me, represents the integrity of the mission of the poet,” said Mr. Plumly, whose books included a “personal biography” called “Posthumous Keats.”

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Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70
Obits, April 15

After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.

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Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83
Obits, April 14

Ms. Andersson, a Swedish actress, personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 Ingmar Bergman films.

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James Winn, 71, Dryden Biographer and a Skilled Flutist, Dies
Obits, April 12

Whether he was writing a Restoration period biography or a book on war poetry, his background in music informed his approach.

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Sam Pilafian, Tuba Maestro of Multiple Genres, Dies at 69
Obits, April 12

Considered one of the world’s best tuba players, he forged a successful career as a soloist and was a founding member of the quintet Empire Brass.

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Forrest Gregg, Iron Man Lineman for Lombardi’s Packers, Dies at 85
Obits, April 12

An All-Pro on championship teams and a Hall of Famer, he powered Green Bay’s turf-churning “sweep.” He was later a head coach of three N.F.L. teams.

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Earl Thomas Conley, Country Star of the 1980s, Is Dead at 77
Obits, April 11

Singing in a smoky baritone about the complexity of romantic relationships, Mr. Conley topped the country charts 24 times, often with a flavor of soul.

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Lorraine Branham, Journalism Dean and Mentor, Dies at 66
Obits, April 11

As the first woman and first person of color to lead the Newhouse School at Syracuse, she helped students and faculty embrace the future — and diversity.

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Jean-Louis David, French Hairstylist for the Modern Woman, Dies at 85
Obits, April 10

Mr. David, who created looks that emphasized practicality as well as style, founded a worldwide chain of salons that bear his name.

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Lawrence Rhodes, Celebrated Dancer and Renowned Teacher, Dies at 79
Obits, April 10

His performances in both classical ballet and modern existential works were widely hailed. “He was my hero,” American Ballet Theater’s director said.

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Cho Yang-ho, 70, Dies; Expanded Korean Air Amid Scandals
Obits, April 8

Recently stripped of a board seat in his family’s empire, Mr. Cho had been caught up in corruption investigations and a daughter’s “nut rage” incident.

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Ly Tong, Vietnamese Pilot Who Hijacked Planes to Fight Communism, Dies at 74
Obits, April 6

A South Vietnam Air Force veteran, Mr. Ly Tong dropped leaflets over Ho Chi Minh City in 1992 and 2000. His actions made him a hero to many Vietnamese refugees.

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Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, Revered Orthodox Rabbi, Dies at 95
Obits, April 5

He drew long lines to his home in Brooklyn, but he chose not to translate that veneration into a community of acolytes on a grand scale.

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Dan Robbins, Who Made Painting as Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6), Dies at 93
Obits, April 5

But was it art? No, Mr. Robbins said, but paint-by-numbers kits — all the rage among young baby boomers — gave the inartistic the “experience” of art.

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Vonda N. McIntyre, 70, Champion of Women in Science Fiction, Dies
Obits, April 5

Ms. McIntyre won three Nebula Awards for her writing and inspired other female authors. She also wrote five novels set in the “Star Trek” universe.

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Kim English, Who Blended Gospel With Dance Music, Dies at 48
Obits, April 5

Ms. English had more than a dozen house-music hits. But her songs, her longtime manager said, were “all related to God.”

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Mona Lee Brock, Farmers’ ‘Angel’ on the Line, Dies at 87
Obits, April 4

She cautioned suicidal farmers to think what it would be like for their children “if they sat down at the supper table and there would be an empty chair.”

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A Rapper Who Came Back for His Neighborhood
Obits, April 4

The son of an Eritrean father, Nipsey Hussle grew up in Los Angeles, joined a gang and dropped out of school before hearing “wake-up calls.”

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Ralph Metzner, LSD and Consciousness Researcher, Dies at 82
Obits, April 4

After participated in controversial studies by Timothy Leary involving hallucinogens, he continued researching alternate states of consciousness.

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Joe Bellino, 81, Navy Star and Heisman Trophy Winner, Dies
Obits, April 3

A fleet running back, he was the overwhelming choice for the 1960 Heisman, but his pro career, delayed by military service, fell short of expectations.

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Lyle Tuttle, Who Recast Tattooing’s Image Pore by Pore, Dies at 87
Obits, April 3

Tattooed almost head to foot himself, he helped move the art form “out of the back alley” and into the mainstream, finding fame with a celebrity clientele.

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Gerry Stickells, Who Helped Make Rock Shows Big, Dies at 76
Obits, April 3

His skills as production manager were invaluable to Queen, Paul McCartney and others as the logistics of touring and performing grew increasingly elaborate.

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David White, Hitmaker With Danny and the Juniors, Dies at 79
Obits, March 31

He co-wrote the No. 1 hit “At the Hop” and wrote its follow-up, “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay.” He later helped write hits for Lesley Gore and others.

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Tejshree Thapa, Defender of Human Rights in South Asia, Dies at 52
Obits, March 29

Her investigations sought to establish mass rape and sexual enslavement as crimes against humanity. She also spent time in the field with survivors.

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Genevieve Oswald, the Soul of a Dance Archive, Is Dead at 97
Obits, March 29

As the curator for 43 years of the New York Public Library’s dance collection, which she founded, Ms. Oswald helped preserve a fragile art form’s history.

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Victoria Ruvolo, Who Forgave Her Attacker, Is Dead at 59
Obits, March 28

She was severely injured when a teenager threw a frozen turkey that smashed through her car’s windshield. But she argued against a harsh sentence.

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Fred Malek, 82, Republican Fund-Raiser and Presidential Adviser, Dies
Obits, March 27

Mr. Malek spurred the party from its slump after 2008, helping Republicans to capture 84 governorships over the next decade.

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Janet Lieberman, 97, a Force in Community College Education, Dies
Obits, March 27

From its inception she was a guiding spirit at LaGuardia Community College in Queens with national influence in helping underserved students.

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Linda Gregg, Poet of Taut, Vivid Verse, Is Dead at 76
Obits, March 27

Ms. Gregg found poems in nature and loss, matters of the heart and matters of the spirit.

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Rafi Eitan, 92, Israeli Spymaster Who Caught Eichmann, Is Dead
Obits, March 23

He led the team that seized the Nazi architect of the Final Solution in Argentina and later handled the American spy Jonathan Jay Pollard.

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Antonia Rey, Latin Actress of Stage and Screen, Dies at 92
Obits, March 22

She and her husband fled Cuba under Castro, giving up their prominence in theater there. In the North, she had a steady diet of ethnic roles.

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Johnny (Lam) Jones, Texas Track and Football Star, Dies at 60
Obits, March 15

Jones won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics and signed pro football’s first million-dollar contract, with the Jets. But N.F.L. stardom eluded him.

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Al Silverman, Writer Behind ‘Brian’s Song,’ Is Dead at 92
Obits, March 15

Mr. Silverman collaborated with Gale Sayers on his memoir, a chapter of which was later adapted into one of the most popular TV movies of all time.

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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer, Is Dead at 90
Obits, March 12

One of the busiest session musicians of all time, he brought percussive drama to records by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and countless others.

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Jacques Loussier, Pianist Who Jazzed Up Bach, Dies at 84
Obits, March 12

Mr. Loussier’s trio, formed in 1959, played Bach’s music with jazz inflections, selling millions of albums and performing around the world.

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Mel Miller, Assembly Speaker With Tarnished Career, Dies at 79
Obits, March 11

He rose to the highest ranks of New York State government but left politics after a fraud conviction, even though it was later overturned on appeal.

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Sidney Sheinberg, a Force Behind Universal and Spielberg, Is Dead at 84
Obits, March 8

Mr. Sheinberg helped turn the studio into a behemoth with theme parks, record companies, television production and, above all, movie blockbusters.

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Gillian Freeman, Groundbreaking Novelist on a Gay Theme, Dies at 89
Obits, March 8

She drew notice for a story of a gay attraction that threatens a marriage and a fictional diary of a woman in Nazi Germany that some took to be true.

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King Kong Bundy, Gargantuan Professional Wrestler, Dies at 63
Obits, March 5

Bundy, who was massive even by pro wrestler standards, used his bulk and surprising agility to wrangle with stars like Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker.

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Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77
Obits, February 16

“Wings of Desire” and “Downfall” were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz’s long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.