T/obits

00welsh image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Kenneth Welsh, Memorable as a Villain on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 80
Arts, Yesterday

In a long career onstage (including Broadway), in movies and on television, he ranged across genres, from sketch comedy to science fiction.

19gilbert image2 mediumthreebytwo210
Frank Gilbert, Preservationist in New York and Beyond, Dies at 91
New York, Yesterday

He fought to spare Grand Central Terminal from the fate that befell Penn Station. He also helped draft a landmarks preservation law that became a model across the country.

00vlasic image1 mediumthreebytwo210 v3
Robert J. Vlasic Dies at 96; Made a Fortune by Making Pickles Funny
Business, Yesterday

His company took a lighthearted approach to its products, with a wisecracking stork as its mascot, and became the market leader.

19vangelis image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Vangelis, Composer Best Known for ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79
Arts, May 20

A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.

Merlin 206972799 30a01941 1835 4407 a58f ba50dd841591 mediumthreebytwo210
Marshall Arisman, Illustrator Who Found Beauty in Violence, Dies at 83
Arts, May 20

Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.

00angell toppix mediumthreebytwo210
Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101
Sports, May 20

In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.

19gablick 02 mediumthreebytwo210
Suzi Gablik, Art Critic Who Took Modernism to Task, Dies at 87
Arts, May 20

As a collage artist and reviewer, she was an it-girl of avant-garde art. But she turned on that world in 1984 with her salvo of a book, “Has Modernism Failed?”

Merlin 157472658 3883d9d2 8486 4de0 9bbd 6258d0d9d55c mediumthreebytwo210
Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life
Books, May 20

Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.

19neuwirth image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82
Arts, May 19

He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

Merlin 207104148 4cfdc811 93db 42df b5f9 d9eb7db56f46 mediumthreebytwo210
Elspeth Barker, Author of a Beloved if Unsung Novel, Dies at 81
Books, May 19

Her “O Caledonia,” a Gothic coming-of-age story set in Scotland, has been called “one of the best least-known novels of the 20th century.”

17ohene image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76
Health, May 19

When his baby boy was diagnosed with the illness, he made it his mission to combat it. He later took his expertise back to his native Ghana.

18toradze image2 mediumthreebytwo210 v6
Alexander Toradze, 69, Idiosyncratic Pianist, Is Dead
Arts, May 19

A defector to the U.S., he was admired for his prowess in the Russian repertory, but his individualistic approach “was not for everyone — or for all repertoire.”

19mottelson 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Ben Roy Mottelson Dies at 95; Shed Light on the Shape of Atoms
Science, May 19

He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries of forces that can distort the shape of an atomic nucleus, with implications for human-made nuclear fission.

Merlin 29447850 64e71965 e57d 41aa 8f5f 708cc50ee0b2 mediumthreebytwo210
Donald K. Ross, Leading Public Interest Lawyer, Dies at 78
U.S., May 19

A Ralph Nader acolyte, he galvanized students in the 1970s and promoted social change through legislation, legal action and political pressure.

18scott imageadd2 mediumthreebytwo210
Ray Scott, Creator of the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing, Dies at 88
Sports, May 18

He turned bass fishing into a professional sport with the championship Bassmaster Classic and other tournaments, using his showmanship skills to excite fans.

18trapp 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Rosmarie Trapp of the ‘Sound of Music’ Family Dies at 93
Arts, May 18

She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.

17canley image mediumthreebytwo210
John L. Canley, Belated Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 84
U.S., May 18

He was the first living Black Marine to be awarded America’s highest military decoration — 50 years after he demonstrated valor in Vietnam.

Merlin 207008301 9215f555 da23 4356 93c0 1f7bef07562a mediumthreebytwo210
Maggie Peterson, a Memorable ‘Andy Griffith Show’ Guest, Dies at 81
Arts, May 17

As Charlene Darling, a member of the musical Darling family, she appeared in five episodes, beginning with one in which her character became smitten with Mr. Griffith’s.

00blin image2 mediumthreebytwo210
Jürgen Blin, Who Went 7 Rounds Against Ali, Dies at 79
Sports, May 16

In 1971, Blin was a working-class fighter from Hamburg and a top contender in Germany. Ali was coming off a loss to Joe Frazier and needed to get back in shape.

00sharma image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84
World, May 15

He single-handedly elevated a 100-string instrument little known outside Kashmir into a prominent component of Hindustani classical music.

Merlin 168797187 8096e04b ace3 47e8 b29f ccc39750eff1 mediumthreebytwo210
Katsumoto Saotome, Who Preserved Stories of Tokyo Firebombing, Dies at 90
World, May 15

He compiled six books of survivors’ recollections of the 1945 attack. He also founded (without government support) a memorial museum.

13woiwade image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Larry Woiwode, Who Wrote of Family, Faith and Rural Life, Dies at 80
Books, May 15

Raised in North Dakota and rural Illinois, he was a literary star in New York City in the 1970s. But he left the limelight to raise a family on a North Dakota farm.

13cakebread image 1 mediumthreebytwo210
Jack Cakebread, Pioneering Napa Valley Winemaker, Dies at 92
Food, May 14

He was an auto mechanic with a sideline in photography when he and his wife bought a cattle farm in 1972. They turned it into one of America’s leading wineries.

14keed mediumthreebytwo210
Lil Keed, Up-and-Coming Atlanta Rapper, Dies at 24
Arts, May 14

The musician, a protégé of Young Thug, died on Friday in Los Angeles, his label said.

00white salon2 mediumthreebytwo210
Carrie White, Hair Stylist to the Stars, Is Dead at 78
Style, May 14

Her Beverly Hills salon was a party scene where she roller-skated among her glamorous clientele, including Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty.

13berganza 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Teresa Berganza, Charismatic Star of the Opera Stage, Is Dead at 89
Arts, May 13

The Spanish mezzo-soprano was internationally acclaimed for her dramatic performances in the works of Mozart, Rossini and Bizet.

Merlin 10610171 f2a4eab0 04dc 45c1 9a7f 2b2d30630d57 mediumthreebytwo210
Richard C. Wald, Leader in Print and Network News, Is Dead at 92
Business, May 13

He was the last managing editor of The New York Herald Tribune. When that newspaper folded, he went on to top jobs with NBC and ABC News.

13weaver image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Randy Weaver, Who Confronted U.S. Agents at Ruby Ridge, Dies at 74
U.S., May 13

The 1992 standoff left his wife, his son and a U.S. marshal dead, and made him a reluctant hero of the anti-government far right.

Merlin 160971036 b2245c9d fe2e 4dc4 9a29 e3669c74e137 mediumthreebytwo210
Val Broeksmit, 46, Who Blew the Whistle on Deutsche Bank, Dies
U.S., May 13

An itinerant musician, he leaked secret files to F.B.I. investigators looking at the bank’s ties to money laundering, the Trump Organization and Russia.

13overlooked arai image2 mediumthreebytwo210
Overlooked No More: Junichi Arai, Innovative Textile Designer
Obituaries, May 13

His experimentations with different materials and technology earned him widespread recognition as well as patents and awards.

12scott stokes 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Henry Scott Stokes Dies at 83; Opened Japan to English Speakers
Books, May 13

A biographer of the nationalist novelist Yukio Mishima, he was Tokyo bureau chief for three major newspapers and, afterward, was no stranger to controversy.

13mcfarlane 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Robert C. McFarlane, Top Reagan Aide in Iran-Contra Affair, Dies at 84
U.S., May 13

As national security adviser, he pleaded guilty in an illegal scheme to aid Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s. Guilt-ridden, he attempted suicide.

13xp ward mediumthreebytwo210
Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Henry and June,’ Dies at 79
Movies, May 13

A versatile actor, he was best known throughout his long career for playing tough, resilient characters. But he also had a subtle side.

13binzayed obit 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Sheikh Khalifa, U.A.E. Ruler, Is Dead at 73
World, May 13

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a key figure in his country’s history and one of the world’s richest monarchs. But he had a stroke in 2014 and had stepped back from many public duties.

00cappelletti topix mediumthreebytwo210
Gino Cappelletti, Versatile Boston Patriots Star, Dies at 89
Sports, May 12

Playing wide receiver and kicking field goals and extra points, he played in all 10 years of the A.F.L.’s existence and scored a league-record 1,100 points.

00barnes image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Joanna Barnes, Actress in ‘The Parent Trap’ and Its Remake, Dies at 87
Movies, May 12

In 1961, she played a vixenish fortune hunter. In 1998, she played the character’s mother. In between, she kept busy on TV and also wrote novels.

11macvittie image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Bruce MacVittie, Ubiquitous Character Actor, Dies at 65
Theater, May 12

A co-founder of the Naked Angels troupe in New York, he was a familiar face in Off Broadway theater, in movies and on TV, often playing tough guys with tormented souls.

11lanier 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Bob Lanier, a Dominant Center of the 1970s and ’80s, Dies at 73
Sports, May 11

Playing for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks, he held his own against titans of the era like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Willis Reed.

Merlin 206631660 3326a6b6 74d9 4c9c 9c96 a074da394ea3 mediumthreebytwo210
Gloria Parker, Maestra of the Musical Glasses, Dies at 100
Arts, May 11

She played many instruments and appeared on radio and television, but she was best known for the skill that led to a role in Woody Allen’s“Broadway Danny Rose.”

Merlin 206481729 2fce97fa ec7a 43cf bd62 5f6e0fa79fd3 mediumthreebytwo210
Alfred Baldwin, Lookout for Watergate Burglars, Dies at 83
U.S., May 10

A co-conspirator, he became an early witness for the government, which helped lead to the indictment of the burglars and linked them with the White House.

10bronson image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Edward J. Bronson, Who Fought for Fairer Trials, Dies at 91
U.S., May 10

In cases like the Oklahoma City and Boston Marathon bombings, he favored a greater willingness to change trial venues to overcome bias and impact of publicity.

00jacks image1 mediumthreebytwo210 v3
Susan Jacks, Who Sang ‘Which Way You Goin’ Billy?,’ Dies at 73
Arts, May 10

Released in 1969, the song, by her group the Poppy Family, was one of the biggest hits to come out of Canada to that point.

00decter 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Midge Decter, an Architect of Neoconservatism, Dies at 94
Books, May 9

As a writer and intellectual, she abandoned liberal politics, challenged the women’s movement and championed the Reagan Republican agenda.

Merlin 161543355 07910e8d 507f 417b a6a2 abb0d325f6fc mediumthreebytwo210
Yuri Averbakh, Chess’s First Centenarian Grandmaster, Dies at 100
Sports, May 9

A Russian, he was one of the world’s best players during the Cold War of the 1950s, joining other top competitors as the pride of the Soviet Union.

08perez obit 01 mediumthreebytwo210
George Pérez, Who Gave New Life to Wonder Woman, Dies at 67
Obituaries, May 8

Working for both Marvel and DC, he created comic book series that brought superheroes together, and was co-creator of The New Teen Titans.

00parnell image mediumthreebytwo210
Ric Parnell, Real Drummer in a Famous Fake Band, Dies at 70
Arts, May 8

The central characters in the mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” were comic actors, but Mr. Parnell was an actual professional musician.

07gilley 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Mickey Gilley, Country Star Whose Club Inspired ‘Urban Cowboy,’ Dies at 86
Arts, May 7

His records regularly made the charts for two decades. But he was ultimately best known for his Texas nightclub, which was at the heart of a country music revival.

06mower image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Dr. Morton Mower, Inventor of Lifesaving Heart Device, Dies at 89
Science, May 7

With a colleague, he created a miniaturized defibrillator that could be implanted inside patients suffering from potentially fatal arrhythmia.

06xp samuels2 mediumthreebytwo210
Kevin Samuels, a Polarizing YouTube Personality, Dies at 57
U.S., May 7

Styling himself as an image consultant, Mr. Samuels aimed his advice at Black men and women, drawing a large following and a chorus of detractors who condemned his views as outdated and cruel.

Merlin 155902209 69926356 a45e 471b a834 a3b882b9deb0 mediumthreebytwo210
Johnnie A. Jones Sr. Dies at 102; a Civil Rights Lawyer Early On
U.S., May 6

In 1953, he represented defendants in the Baton Rouge bus boycott, a model for later activism, after returning from World War II as a wounded veteran of D-Day.

Merlin 206389746 12cfa3da 14a7 4b7a b341 2e9d3545371c mediumthreebytwo210
Maria Marcus, Public Interest Lawyer and Mentor, Dies at 88
New York, May 6

She argued before the Supreme Court six times representing New York State, took on civil rights cases for the N.A.A.C.P. and taught at Fordham for decades.

Merlin 206270688 157683f6 4837 4611 9a7b 9b1161e0866c mediumthreebytwo210
Ricardo Alarcon, Diplomat and Castro Confidant, Dies at 84
World, May 5

As Havana’s go-between with the U.S., he negotiated Elián González’s return to Cuba. He was also the country’s U.N. representative on two occasions.

04krimsky 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Sheldon Krimsky, Who Warned of Profit Motive in Science, Dies at 80
Science, May 5

He delved into numerous scientific fields — stem-cell research, genetic modification of food and DNA privacy among them — and sought to pinpoint the dangers.

04shushkevich image2 mediumthreebytwo210
Stanislav Shushkevich, First Leader of Post-Soviet Belarus, Dies at 87
World, May 4

He helped formalize the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, led his country until 1994, then became a vocal critic of his successor, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko.

Merlin 206331153 85a73f58 dead 442b ae48 362bc36fe0d0 mediumthreebytwo210
Neal Adams, Who Gave Batman a Darker Look, Dies at 80
Arts, May 4

He brought an earthy realism (and a new adversary or two) to the superhero characters he drew. He also championed the rights of comic book creators.

Merlin 206012799 5d24dd08 2141 4914 8604 160916e40ef2 mediumthreebytwo210
Marcus Leatherdale, Portraitist of Downtown Manhattan, Dies at 69
Arts, May 4

He was the Cecil Beaton of New York City’s demimonde during the AIDS years, making elegant portraits of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Madonna.

04henske image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Judy Henske, a Distinctive Voice on the Folk Scene, Dies at 85
Arts, May 4

Her versatile vocals were a trademark, as was her comic stage patter. The character Annie Hall owed her a debt.

02gould 01 mediumthreebytwo210
George D. Gould, a Pillar in N.Y.’s Fiscal Rescue, Dies at 94
New York, May 4

As a Republican Wall Street financier recruited by Mayor Beame, he helped make the city’s effort to restore stability more credible.

04barnes 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Erich Barnes, Star Defensive Back for the 1960s Giants, Dies at 86
Sports, May 4

A speedy cornerback who also played for the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns, he was often matched against the league’s best wide receivers.

03walden 01 mediumthreebytwo210
David Walden, Computer Scientist at Dawn of Internet, Dies at 79
Technology, May 3

In 1969, he was part of a team of young engineers who built the first machine to switch data among computers using the Arpanet, the precursor to the internet.

02rosenthal 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Irving Rosenthal, Low-Profile Force on the Beat Scene, Dies at 91
Books, May 3

He published Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs in the late 1950s. The university that oversaw his journal was not pleased with the “Naked Lunch” excerpt.

03stein obit 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Rob Stein, Who Changed How Politics Is Funded, Dies at 78
U.S., May 3

In the wake of Republican electoral victories in 2004, he convened major liberal donors to finance a network of political groups aligned with Democrats.

Merlin 206283855 fe00d7d6 d7e1 4a80 95a7 3b065522879c mediumthreebytwo210
Norman Y. Mineta, First Japanese American Cabinet Member, Dies at 90
U.S., May 3

Interned during World War II, he went to Congress and later served in the cabinets of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

02birney 01 mediumthreebytwo210
David Birney, Who Starred on TV’s ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ Dies at 83
Arts, May 2

The sitcom, about an interfaith marriage, drew criticism from Jewish groups and was canceled after one season. He fared better onstage than in television.

00galella1 mediumthreebytwo210
Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91
Business, May 2

He personified the paparazzi — brazen and relentless in chasing the famous, particularly Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But his pictures also came to be admired.

00boudin 04 mediumthreebytwo210
Kathy Boudin, Radical Imprisoned in a Fatal Robbery, Dies at 78
New York, May 1

She had a role in the Brink’s heist by the Weather Underground that left two police officers dead. But she became a model prisoner and, after being freed, helped former inmates.

00regine 03 mediumthreebytwo210
Régine, Whose Discotheque Gave Nightlife a New Dawn, Dies at 92
Arts, May 1

Credited with opening the first disco, she built an empire of glittering playgrounds for the Beautiful People in Paris, New York and beyond.

30xp judd1 mediumthreebytwo210
Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning the Judds, Dies at 76
Arts, April 30

The country music duo, made up of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Merlin 187940304 20bd258d 3a2a 4f92 972d d94ed109b19b mediumthreebytwo210
Fuad El-Hibri, Who Led a Troubled Vaccine Maker, Dies at 64
Business, April 30

His company, Emergent BioSolutions, won a lucrative contract to produce Covid vaccines but then had to throw out millions of contaminated doses.

29green1 mediumthreebytwo210
Justin Green, Who Put Himself Into His Underground Cartoons, Dies at 76
Arts, April 30

“Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary,” his epic autobiographical story of Catholic guilt and neurosis, “made comics grow up,” a colleague said.

29hilts1 mediumthreebytwo210
Philip J. Hilts, 74, Dies; Reporter Exposed a Big-Tobacco Cover-up
Business, April 29

In one of many scoops for The Times, he revealed how the tobacco industry had kept secret its own research showing that nicotine was harmful and addictive.

29overlooked fidelin1 mediumthreebytwo210
Overlooked No More: Ady Fidelin, Black Model ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’
Obituaries, April 29

She appeared in hundreds of Man Ray’s photos, was friends with Picasso and is believed to be the first Black model to appear in a major American fashion magazine.

28spaak1 mediumthreebytwo210
Catherine Spaak, Darling of Italian Cinema in the ’60s, Dies at 77
Movies, April 29

Born in France, she moved to Italy as a teenager and began a long acting career, which extended to Hollywood in the movie “Hotel.”

28schulze 01 mediumthreebytwo210
Klaus Schulze, Pioneering Electronic Composer, Is Dead at 74
Arts, April 29

In a prolific career spanning five decades, he helped pave the way for ambient, techno and trance music.

28perrin4 mediumthreebytwo210
Jacques Perrin, Soft-spoken Film Star and Producer, Is Dead at 80
Movies, April 29

A French actor, he was a heartthrob in the musical “The Young Girls of Rochefort,” a photojournalist in the thriller “Z” and a jaded director in the hit “Cinema Paradiso.”

28distaso mediumthreebytwo210
John DiStaso, Star Reporter of New Hampshire Primaries, Dies at 68
U.S., April 28

The dean of the state’s political press corps, he was well positioned to grill, vet and analyze a new crop of presidential candidates every four years.

28tsang mediumthreebytwo210
Kenneth Tsang, Veteran Hong Kong Actor, Dies at 87
Movies, April 28

Mr. Tsang, who was known for tough-guy supporting roles and ubiquitous hair dye advertisements, was found dead while in hotel quarantine.

Merlin 205995213 fd92cd77 4d8c 4ed7 ae1e 79f5c267a572 mediumthreebytwo210
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Award-Winning Hispanic Novelist, Dies at 93
Books, April 27

A Texan raised in two cultures in the Rio Grande Valley border county, he wrote 15 novels about the area and became a major figure in Chicano literature.

25albritton image mediumthreebytwo210
Cynthia Albritton, Rock’s ‘Plaster Caster,’ Dies at 74
Arts, April 27

She gained fame making sculptures of male rockers’ genitals, an attention-getting gimmick that she grew to regard as art and that became part of rock ’n’ roll lore.

27xp tanaka1 mediumthreebytwo210
At 119, She Was a Symbol of How to Live With Wit and Vitality
World, April 27

Kane Tanaka, who died in Japan this month, survived two world wars, the 1918 influenza outbreak, paratyphoid and two rounds of cancer. She loved chocolate and hated losing at board games.

Merlin 205795332 d7751349 0e31 470b 9ff2 d363f13bc212 mediumthreebytwo210
Sid Mark, Disc Jockey Devoted to Sinatra for Six Decades, Dies at 88
Arts, April 26

He hosted four radio shows that focused on the singer, who at one concert singled him out in the audience and said, “I love him.”

00weiss geraldine mediumthreebytwo210
Geraldine Weiss Dies at 96; Blazed a Trail for Women in Investing
Business, April 26

She published her stock market newsletter for nearly four decades — initially as “G. Weiss,” to conceal her identity as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

25baechler image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Donald Baechler, Painter of Cartoonish Collages, Is Dead at 65
Arts, April 26

His works, depicting crudely-drawn images of balloon-like faces, beach balls, flowers, globes or ice cream cones, brought him fame in New York in the 1980s.

00dowless 01 mediumthreebytwo210
L. McCrae Dowless Jr., 66, Dies; Operative at Heart of Election Scandal
U.S., April 25

Federal prosecutors charged him with absentee-ballot tampering in North Carolina, and the state ordered a historic rerun of a federal election.

00bailey image2 mediumthreebytwo210
Chris Bailey, Who Gave Australia Punk Rock, Dies at 65
Arts, April 25

His band, the Saints, introduced the country (and the world) to their raw sound just as the Sex Pistols were emerging in London and the Ramones in New York.

24hartz jim7 mediumthreebytwo210 v2
Jim Hartz, NBC Newsman and Former ‘Today’ Co-Host, Dies at 82
Business, April 24

His role as Barbara Walters’s on-air partner lasted only two years, but viewers knew him for three decades as a correspondent, anchor and TV host.

Merlin 141106002 977fb3dd ab65 4346 9084 5445089442c7 mediumthreebytwo210
Orrin Hatch, Seven-Term Senator and a Republican Force, Dies at 88
U.S., April 23

Overcoming poverty and representing Utah, he became a powerful figure in Washington, helping to build a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

22nitsch image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Hermann Nitsch, 83, Dies; Sought Artistic Transcendence in Blood and Guts
Arts, April 23

He was a founding father of the Viennese Actionists, a group of radical artists who used their bodies and other elements to upend art-making at the dawn of the 1960s.

22hales image mediumthreebytwo210
Laura Hales, Who Examined Her Church’s Tough Issues, Dies at 54
U.S., April 22

Her writings and her podcast on subjects like polygamy explored the history and doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Merlin 11471762 1ce36a53 f943 41f8 802c c286eb12f2cc mediumthreebytwo210
Umang Gupta, Who Paved Way for Indian Tech Executives, Dies at 73
Technology, April 22

He found success as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley shortly after arriving there in 1978, then represented his fellow alumni from the Indian Institutes of Technology.

00bellugi image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Ursula Bellugi, Pioneer in the World of Sign Language, Dies at 91
Science, April 22

Her research advanced understanding of the brain and the origins of language — signed and spoken — and shed light on how humans communicate and socialize.

22lafleur image1 mediumthreebytwo210
Guy Lafleur, Dynamic Star of the Montreal Canadiens, Dies at 70
Sports, April 22

He helped lead the team to five Stanley Cup titles and was the first player in N.H.L. history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive years.

22kibaki mediumthreebytwo210
Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s Third President, Dies at 90
World, April 22

He came to power promising to root out corruption and improve government transparency. But his tenure was blighted by widespread graft and a violent upheaval.

07bronxmural burst 04 mediumthreebytwo210 v2
A Graffiti Master’s Final Mural
Interactive, April 7

An influential artist from the Bronx died last week, just days before he had planned to bring together two crews to paint one last mural.

26mag garson mediumthreebytwo210
Willie Garson Found a Home Playing the Canonical ‘Gay Best Friend’
Interactive, December 24

In a media climate when gay characters were usually flat, he found a playful middle ground.

Tltl promos mediumthreebytwo210 v2
The Lives They Lived
Interactive, December 22

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

26mag thompson mediumthreebytwo210
Chucky Thompson Found Music Everywhere
Interactive, December 22

He helped a league of artists figure out how to sound royal and still grounded.

26mag plummer mediumthreebytwo210
Christopher Plummer’s ‘Strange Loyalties’
Interactive, December 22

Even after “The Sound of Music,” he believed his true calling was on the classical stage.

26mag lapier mediumthreebytwo210 v4
2021 Was the Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Folks. Kiér Was Only 21.
Interactive, December 22

“She was figuring it out,” said her best friend. “But she never got to finish figuring it out.”

26mag wilson images mediumthreebytwo210 v2
Mary Wilson Refused to Let the Supremes Fall Apart
Interactive, December 22

She was not in the spotlight, but she was the one who kept them together.

26mag leachman mediumthreebytwo210
Cloris Leachman’s Golden Age Was Middle Age
Interactive, December 22

She was an actor for almost 80 years, winning Emmys into her 70s.

26mag gearhart mediumthreebytwo210
Sally Miller Gearhart Strove for a Self-Sufficient, Women-Centered World
Interactive, December 22

A radical lesbian feminist, she helped build a haven without men in the California redwoods.

26mag malcolm mediumthreebytwo210
The Devastating Observations of Janet Malcolm
Interactive, December 22

She could be harsh in her judgments but wrote with a deep understanding of human frailty.

26mag gerney mediumthreebytwo210 v2
Brigitte Gerney Was Crushed by a 35-Ton Crane, and Lived
Interactive, December 22

New York knew her as the “Crane Lady,” but she never let herself be defined by the accident that gave her the nickname.

24johnson1 mediumthreebytwo378 v2
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.

Nat 500k static promo mediumthreebytwo378
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.

22berlind5 mediumthreebytwo378
Roger Berlind, 90, Dies; Broadway Impresario Who Amassed 25 Tonys
Obits, December 24

He played a role in producing more than 100 plays and musicals. And while he kept an eye on the bottom line, he could be seduced by sheer artistry.

The Lives They Lived
Interactive, December 23

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

Coronavirus deaths obituaries 1608326404339 mediumthreebytwo378
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.

14safra1 mediumthreebytwo378
Joseph Safra, Banker Who Was the Richest Brazilian, Dies at 82
Obits, December 16

An immigrant from Lebanon, he earned a reputation as a canny dealmaker overseeing a family banking empire reaching from São Paulo to Geneva to New York.

00carre toppix mediumthreebytwo378 v3
John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Dies at 89
Obits, December 13

Breaking from the James Bond mold, he turned the spy novel into high art as he explored the moral compromises of agents on both sides of the Iron curtain.

00kaiser1 mediumthreebytwo378
David Kaiser, Rockefeller Heir Who Fought Exxon Mobil, Dies at 50
Obits, July 16

A great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, he steered one of his family’s philanthropies to a feisty stance on the oil giant’s role in climate change.

15villar mediumthreebytwo378
Leonardo Villar, Venerated Brazilian Actor, Dies at 96
Obits, July 16

From telenovelas to a winner of the Palme d’Or, this member of Brazil’s cinematic royalty devoted himself entirely to his work.

11skorea obit01 mediumthreebytwo378
​Paik Sun-yup, Lightning Rod General in South Korea, Dies at 99
Obits, July 11

The country’s first four-star general, he was a war hero to the U.S. and South Korean militaries. But many saw him as a traitor who had collaborated with the Japanese.

25hauser mediumthreebytwo378
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.

11xp rogers mediumthreebytwo378
Charles Rogers, Former Detroit Lions Receiver, Is Dead at 38
Express, November 11

A star at Michigan State, he was the No. 2 pick in the 2003 N.F.L. draft. But his pro career was undone by drug use.

05branch3 mediumthreebytwo378
William B. Branch, Playwright of the Black Experience, Dies at 92
Obits, November 5

An ill-treated war veteran, Frederick Douglass, colonial oppression: Mr. Branch’s Off Broadway work on race ranged widely. He also made a mark in TV.

03xp mercado mediumthreebytwo378
Walter Mercado, Celebrity Astrologer for Millions of Latinos, Dies
Express, November 3

For years, he kept Latino families glued to their televisions as he dramatically revealed their futures, as foretold by the stars.

31gopalnath1 mediumthreebytwo378 v2
Kadri Gopalnath, 69, Dies; Brought the Saxophone to Indian Music
Obits, October 31

Drawn to an instrument that sounded exotic to him, he became one of the most prominent classical musicians in India.

28barrere mediumthreebytwo378
Paul Barrere, Longtime Member of the Band Little Feat, Dies at 71
Obits, October 28

A guitarist and singer, Mr. Barrere also wrote or co-wrote some of the critically acclaimed band’s best-known songs.

Merlin 163120458 89619110 6bba 4164 8f5d c801d01755ed mediumthreebytwo378
Nene Pimentel, 85, Dies; Filipino Politician Stood Up to Marcos
Obits, October 24

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. helped end the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos as an organizer of the 1986 People Power Revolution.

24flowers1 mediumthreebytwo378
Woodie Flowers, Who Made Science a Competitive Sport, Dies at 75
Obits, October 24

His hands-on methods of teaching mechanical engineering at M.I.T. made him a star on campus (and on PBS) and led to student contests on a global scale.

23maurer1 mediumthreebytwo378 v2
Ingo Maurer, Designer Known as a Poet of Light, Dies at 87
Obits, October 24

Mr. Maurer’s wonky fascination with technology led to lamps he made out of scribbled memos, tea strainers and incandescent bulbs with feathered wings.

Merlin 146055066 b58d4a46 829a 4966 beaa 143adcd2cf84 mediumthreebytwo378
Ray Santos, a Pillar of Latin Jazz, Is Dead at 90
Obits, October 23

After playing saxophone with Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez, he wrote arrangements for Linda Ronstadt and the movie “The Mambo Kings.”

07kalra mediumthreebytwo378
Jiggs Kalra, Food Writer Who Elevated Indian Fine Dining, Dies at 72
Obits, June 10

Through his newspaper columns and cookbooks, Mr. Kalra became a pioneer in Indian food writing and put the spotlight on little known chefs.

03tigerman1 mediumthreebytwo378
Stanley Tigerman, Architect of Puckish Postmodernism, Dies at 88
Obits, June 4

He departed from the pristine monoliths spawned by followers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, challenging the idea that they defined Chicago architecture.

19lwarren2 mediumthreebytwo378
Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Portrayed in ‘The Conjuring,’ Dies at 92
Obits, April 19

She and her husband looked into that famed house of spookiness in Amityville, and their cases turned into films.

18oneill1 mediumthreebytwo378
Sally O’Neill, Rights Worker in Central America, Dies at 68
Obits, April 19

Ms. O’Neill and a colleague, Ana Paula Hernandez, were killed in a car crash while gathering information on the political crisis in Guatemala.

00adler4 mediumthreebytwo378
Warren Adler, ‘The War of the Roses’ Author, Is Dead at 91
Obits, April 19

A late-blooming novelist, he had his greatest success with a comedy about a couple in a domestic free-for-all. It became a hit movie.

17green thumbwide
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.

15engle2 mediumthreebytwo378
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.

11pilafian2 mediumthreebytwo378
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.

11stein3 mediumthreebytwo378
Jacob A. Stein, an Eminence Among Washington Lawyers, Dies at 94
Obits, April 11

He won a rare Watergate acquittal, gained immunity for Monica Lewinsky to testify against President Clinton and, in the Reagan years, investigated Edwin Meese.

09branham1 mediumthreebytwo378
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.

09smith 5 mediumthreebytwo378 v2
Marilynn Smith, an L.P.G.A. Founder and Tour Champion, Is Dead at 89
Obits, April 9

She was one of 13 women who started a league of their own, having so little money at first that they traveled to tournaments in highway caravans.