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Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Arts, Yesterday

Best known for his long association with Dizzy Gillespie, Mr. Longo, who died of the coronavirus, also led a big band and promoted the work of other musicians.

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Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85
Arts, Yesterday

He was adept at a range of instruments, particularly the congas and timbales, and he could make himself at home in almost any ensemble.

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Who Killed Keylan Knapp?
Opinion, Yesterday

My childhood friend has joined America’s “deaths of despair.”

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Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72
U.S., Yesterday

His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.

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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98
U.S., Yesterday

Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

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John Sears, Strategist for Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 79
U.S., March 27

Some thought he was “Deep Throat,” the secret source who helped The Washington Post unravel Watergate. He was not.

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Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78
Sports, March 27

Just 5-foot-9 but packed with power, he was a mainstay of the Houston Astros’ lineup for 11 years in the 1960s and ’70s and a three-time All-Star.

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Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89
Movies, March 27

She appeared in films by Antonioni and Buñuel before marrying the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, then resumed her career after they split up.

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Sol Kerzner, South African Casino Tycoon, Is Dead at 84
Business, March 27

His Sun City resort let black and white people mingle in the apartheid era, but some saw it as an emblem of all that was wrong with that racial system.

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Stuart Gordon, Whose Films Reanimated Horror, Dies at 72
Movies, March 27

His low-budget movies, notably the cult favorite “Re-Animator,” combined grisly body horror with a mordant sense of humor.

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Alan Finder, 72, Unflappable Newspaper Journalist, Dies
Obituaries, March 27

At The Times, he vitalized what in lesser hands might have been benumbing explications of property tax assessments and revisions of the City Charter.

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Romi Cohn Saved 56 Jewish Families. Coronavirus Took His Life
Obituaries, March 27

Mr. Cohn was only 15 when he began rescuing Jewish families in Czechoslovakia in 1944.

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Dez-Ann Romain, Educator with Grit and Heart, Dies at 36
Obituaries, March 27

Ms. Romain ran a school for young people who fared better in a smaller setting; she was the first school employee in New York City to die of the coronavirus

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Dave Edwards, College Basketball Assist Wizard, Dies at 48
Obituaries, March 27

Edwards holds the single-season assist record for Texas A&M, where he starred for three years.

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Jenny Polanco, Fashion Designer with a Caribbean Palette, Dies at 62
Obituaries, March 27

A breakthrough Dominican designer of clothing, jewelry and accessories, she worked across the Caribbean and in Paris and New York.

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Arnold Obey, 73, Educator and Marathoner, Dies
Obituaries, March 27

Mr. Obey was a veteran school principal who took to marathoning and kept at it — 38 times in a row in the New York City Marathon.

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Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69
Theater, March 27

Mr. Blum, who died of coronavirus complications, was also seen on Broadway; in “Crocodile Dundee” and other movies; and on numerous television shows.

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Curly Neal, Globetrotters’ Dazzling Dribbler, Dies at 77
Sports, March 26

He admitted he “didn’t know anything about being funny” when he joined the comedic basketball team, but he became one of its biggest stars.

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Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63
Arts, March 26

An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

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Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83
Books, March 25

His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

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Floyd Cardoz Showed How to Honor a Cuisine by Bending It
Food, March 25

The chef, who died Tuesday, created Indian-American dishes that surprised and still linger in the memory.

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Floyd Cardoz, 59, Dies; Gave American Fine Dining an Indian Flavor
Food, March 25

He was the first chef born and raised in India to lead an influential New York City kitchen, at Tabla. He died in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Floyd Cardoz, 59, Dies; Gave American Fine Dining an Indian Flavor
Food, March 25

He was the first chef born and raised in India to lead an influential New York City kitchen, at Tabla. He died in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Terrence McNally’s ‘Unique Gift’
Opinion, March 25

“Terrence’s life speaks to what is best and bravest in us all,” says a reader who knew the playwright.

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Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater
Theater, March 25

Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.

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Richard Marek, Editor of Hemingway, Baldwin and Ludlum, Dies at 86
Books, March 25

He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity.”

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Albert Uderzo, 92, Co-Creator of French Comic Series Asterix, Dies
Arts, March 25

He teamed up with the writer René Goscinny to create the mustachioed Gaul, whose adventures have sold hundreds of millions of comic books worldwide.

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Stanley Sporkin, Bane of Corporate Corruption, Dies at 88
Business, March 24

As the S.E.C.’s enforcer, he targeted firms that made illegal campaign contributions in the U.S. and bribed officials to gain business in other countries.

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Michael Broadbent, Who Put Wine on the Auction Block, Dies at 92
Food, March 24

At Christie’s in London, he essentially created the notion that wine could be auctioned like furniture or art. He was also an influential wine writer.

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Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright of Gay Life, Dies at 81
Theater, March 24

Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.

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Wolf Kahn, Who Painted Vibrant Landscapes, Is Dead at 92
Arts, March 24

He played with color, creating scenes both calming and arresting. He said he wanted his colors “to be surprising to people without being offensive.”

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Manu Dibango, Soulful Ambassador of African Music, Dies at 86
Arts, March 24

His 1972 hit “Soul Makossa” arrived at the dawn of the disco era and made its way to dance floors across the United States, Europe and Africa.

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Eric Weissberg, ‘Dueling Banjos’ Musician, Dies at 80
Arts, March 23

His melodic banjo work on a 1973 hit single (heard in the movie “Deliverance”) helped usher bluegrass music into the cultural mainstream.

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Boris Stankovic, Who Paved Way for N.B.A.’s ‘Dream Team,’ Dies at 94
Sports, March 23

As the longtime head of FIBA, the international game’s governing body, he successfully lobbied to let pros play in the Olympics.

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Aurlus Mabele, Congolese King of Soukous Music, Dies at 66
World, March 23

His up-tempo hits and high-wattage performances were highlighted by spectacular dance moves. He contracted the coronavirus and died in Paris.

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Jeremy Marre, Documentarian of World Music, Is Dead at 76
Arts, March 23

With a minimal camera and sound crew, Mr. Marre traveled the world to film music and musicians on home turf that was often gritty and unglamorous.

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Lorenzo Sanz, Who Led Comeback of Real Madrid, Dies at 76
Obituaries, March 22

He helped the soccer club win its first European Cup in 32 years. He is the most prominent Spaniard to die of the coronavirus.

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Daniel S. Greenberg, Science Journalist and Iconoclast, Dies at 88
Science, March 22

He challenged peers who acted as “cheerleaders” for science, and influenced government science policy with a Washington-based newsletter.

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Eli Miller, a Sultan of Seltzer, Is Dead at 86
New York, March 22

He began delivering sparkling water in 1960, when hundreds of seltzer men plied the streets. He continued until 2017, when there were almost none.

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Bill Smith, Master of Two Musical Worlds, Is Dead at 93
Arts, March 21

As Bill Smith, he was a jazz clarinetist who played with Dave Brubeck. As William O. Smith, he was a composer who pioneered unorthodox techniques for his instrument.

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Betty Williams, Peace Laureate From Northern Ireland, Dies at 76
World, March 21

She and Mairead Corrigan shared the 1976 Nobel Prize for galvanizing a mass movement to protest sectarian violence during the time known as the Troubles.

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Kenny Rogers, Who Brought Country Music to a Pop Audience, Dies at 81
Arts, March 21

One of the first country artists to sell out arenas, Mr. Rogers sold more than 100 million records in a career that spanned decades.

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James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91
Arts, March 20

A scholar and historian, he amassed an invaluable trove of interviews and other material with his wife, the filmmaker Camille Billops.

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Suzy Delair, French Star of Movies and Music Halls, Dies at 102
Movies, March 20

Her career included a long association with the director Henri-Georges Clouzot and a starring role in Laurel and Hardy’s last film.

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Maggie Griffin, Kathy’s Mother and a ‘D-List’ Celebrity, Dies at 99
Arts, March 20

Ms. Griffin was a co-star on her daughter’s reality show, “My Life on the D-List,” and became something of a colorful celebrity herself.

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Danny Ray Thompson, 72, Dies; Mainstay of Sun Ra’s Otherworldly Band
Arts, March 20

For the better part of five decades, he was the baritone saxophonist and linchpin of one of the most idiosyncratic and influential ensembles in jazz.

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Charles Trimble, Advocate for Native American Rights, Dies at 84
U.S., March 20

He dedicated his life to advancing the tribal causes of self-determination, sovereignty and human rights.

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Boris Yaro, Whose Photo of an Assassination Endures, Dies at 81
Business, March 20

In June 1968, Mr. Yaro took one of the seminal images of the killing of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Flutist and Orchestral Pathbreaker, Dies at 98
Arts, March 19

Related to Susan B. Anthony, Ms. Dwyer was only the second woman to win a principal chair in a major American orchestra.

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Molly Brodak, Poet and Memoirist of Her Father’s Crimes, Dies at 39
Books, March 19

Her father robbed 11 banks in and around Detroit when she was a teenager to pay off debts. But his sprees were just the jumping off point for her unsparing memoir.

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Mal Sharpe, Groundbreaker in Street-Level Pranking, Dies at 83
Arts, March 19

Long before late-night talk show hosts began doing it, he conducted absurd interviews with gullible passersby with his comedic partner, Jim Coyle.

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Catherine Hamlin, 96, Dies; Pioneering Doctor Treated Childbirth Injury
Health, March 19

She helped develop reconstructive surgery techniques to treat tens of thousands of women in Ethiopia with a condition called obstetric fistula.

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Roger Mayweather, Uncle and Trainer of Floyd, Dies at 58
Sports, March 18

He was a world champion in two weight classes before working with his nephew, who was named “fighter of the decade” in 2010.

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Richard Hanna, Republican Who Opposed Trump, Dies at 69
U.S., March 18

A New York Congressman, he broke with his party in 2016 and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying Trump was “unfit” for office.

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Alfred M. Worden, Who Orbited the Moon in 1971, Dies at 88
Science, March 18

While two Apollo 15 crewmen roamed the lunar surface on a scientific mission, he took valuable photographs from the space capsule.

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Eduard Limonov, Russian Writer and Dissident, Dies at 77
Books, March 17

He wrote colorful books based on his time in exile in New York. His politics were just as colorful.

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Barbara Harris, First Woman Ordained an Episcopal Bishop, Dies at 89
U.S., March 17

Her groundbreaking election angered many conservatives. She even received death threats.

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Tonie Marshall Dies at 68; French Filmmaker Took On Sexism
Movies, March 17

A French-American actress and director, she helped open up a male-dominated movie industry to more women.

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Lyle Waggoner, a TV Star as Actor and Announcer, Dies at 84
Arts, March 17

He first achieved fame as both a voice and a sketch performer on “The Carol Burnett Show.” He later became even more famous on “Wonder Woman.”

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Stuart Whitman, Leading Man on Big and Small Screens, Dies at 92
Movies, March 17

Known for his studied portrayals of complex characters, he earned an Oscar nomination for his role as a convicted child molester in “The Mark.”

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Elinor Ross, Met Soprano With Illness-Shortened Career, Dies at 93
Arts, March 17

In 1970 she stepped in on short notice at the Metropolitan Opera. Nine years later, Bell’s palsy sidelined her.

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Vittorio Gregotti, Modernist Architect, Dies in Pandemic at 92
Arts, March 16

With works like Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium, he combined a respect for older traditions with bold expressions of the new. He had contracted the coronavirus in his native Italy.

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Betsy Byars, Who Wrote of Deserted Children, Is Dead at 91
Books, March 15

Ms. Byars’s award-winning children’s books, including “The Summer of the Swans” and “The Night Swimmers,” often dealt with abandonment.

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Eric Taylor, Poetic Texas Singer-Songwriter, Is Dead at 70
Arts, March 15

Revered by peers like Lyle Lovett, he fused a brooding yet tender melodicism with evocative stream-of-consciousness narration, to hypnotic effect.

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Musician, Artist and Provocateur, Dies at 70
Arts, March 14

Genesis achieved cult notoriety leading the British rock bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and later pushed the limits of gender in a surgical project to merge identities with her wife.

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Herb Goldsmith, the Man Behind the Members Only Jacket, Dies at 92
Fashion, March 14

An aggressive marketer, he used celebrities to promote his brand. Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and two presidents wore his jackets.

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Michel Roux, 78, Dies; Helped Bring French Cuisine to London
Obituaries, March 14

He was appalled by English food, particularly peas. With his brother, he established the first British restaurant to win three Michelin stars.

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Tom Turnipseed, a ‘Reformed Racist’ After Backing Wallace, Dies at 83
U.S., March 13

He supported George Wallace’s 1968 presidential bid. But after having a change of heart, he worked for civil rights and other progressive causes.

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Charles Wuorinen, Uncompromising Modernist Composer, Dies at 81
Arts, March 13

Mr. Wuorinen won a Pulitzer Prize at 31 and went on to write a large body of mainly atonal works, including the opera “Brokeback Mountain.”

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Andreas Brown, Longtime Owner of Gotham Book Mart, Dies at 86
Books, March 13

An appraiser and archivist, he bought the celebrated mid-Manhattan shop in 1967 from its founder, Frances Steloff and ran it for 40 years.

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Dana Zatopkova, Champion Javelin Thrower, Is Dead at 97
Sports, March 13

She is best remembered for winning the gold medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, just an hour after her husband, Emil Zatopek, won the men’s 5,000-meter run.

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Del Shofner, Master Pass Receiver With the Giants, Dies at 85
Sports, March 12

The long-distance throws he caught from Y.A. Tittle thrilled fans and led the team to three straight league championship games in the ’60s.

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J. Seward Johnson Jr., Sculptor of the Hyper-Real, Dies at 89
Obituaries, March 12

His works often caught passers-by unawares. One was so lifelike that, after 9/11, firefighters are said to have tried to rescue it.

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Keith Olsen, Rock Hitmaker With a Broad Résumé, Dies at 74
Arts, March 12

He worked on albums by the Grateful Dead, Santana, Pat Benatar and Whitesnake. He also brought Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to Fleetwood Mac.

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Peregrine Pollen, Who Livened Up Auctions, Dies at 89
Arts, March 11

Running Parke-Bernet in New York in the 1960s after a merger with Sotheby’s, Mr. Pollen injected fun into the proceedings while expanding the business.

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Barbara Neely, Activist Turned Mystery Writer, Dies at 78
Books, March 11

Her creation Blanche White was probably the first fictional black maid to solve a murder while working for a wealthy white family.

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Jamey Gambrell Dies at 65; Made Russian Writing Sing, in English
Books, March 10

A pre-eminent translator of contemporary Russian authors like Tatyana Tolstaya and Vladimir Sorokin, she won a prestigious prize for translation in 2016.

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Anton Coppola, Opera Conductor in Filmmaking Clan, Dies at 102
Arts, March 9

A seemingly ageless composer and maestro, he completed Puccini’s unfinished “Turandot,” wrote the opera “Sacco and Vanzetti” and led a concert of his music at 100.

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Charles Urstadt, Who Eased N.Y. Rent Controls, Dies at 91
New York, March 9

As state housing commissioner, he pushed a law that let landlords charge market rates when apartments became vacant. He also shepherded Battery Park City.

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Mart Crowley, ‘Boys in the Band’ Playwright, Dies at 84
Arts, March 9

When it opened in 1968, the play broke new ground in its depiction of gay characters.

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Max von Sydow, Swedish Star of ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Exorcist,’ Dies at 90
Arts, March 9

Widely hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Mr. von Sydow formed a close relationship with the director Ingmar Bergman and became an elder pop culture star.

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Max von Sydow, Star of ‘Seventh Seal’ and ‘Exorcist,’ Dies at 90
Movies, March 9

Widely hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Mr. von Sydow formed a close relationship with the director Ingmar Bergman and became an elder pop culture star.

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Steve Weber, Founder of Influential Folk Band, Dies at 76
Arts, March 6

Mr. Weber and Peter Stampfel were the heart of the Holy Modal Rounders, a group born of the folk revival that detoured into a mischievous and “zany” style.

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Gray Kunz, 65, Dies; Four-Star Chef Fused France and Asia
Obituaries, March 6

Raised in Singapore, trained in Hong Kong and apprenticed in Switzerland, he made a celebrated mark in New York at Lespinasse.

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Troy Collings, Who Took Travelers Into North Korea, Dies at 33
World, March 6

His company takes travelers to “destinations your mother would rather you stay away from.” One client was Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned and fell into a coma.

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Troy Collings, 33, Who Took Travelers Into North Korea, Dies
World, March 6

His company takes travelers to “destinations your mother would rather you stay away from.” One client was Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned and fell into a coma.

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Eva Szekely Dies at 92; Survived Holocaust to Win Olympic Gold
Sports, March 6

Szekely, a Hungarian, became an Olympic champion after she was nearly killed during the Nazi occupation of Hungary.

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Eva Szekely Dies at 92; Survived Holocaust to Win Olympic Gold
Sports, March 6

Szekely, a Hungarian, became an Olympic champion after she was nearly killed during the Nazi occupation of Hungary.

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Alexei Botyan, Soviet Spy Hailed as ‘Hero,’ Dies at 103
World, March 6

The Russians say he saved the Polish city of Krakow from being destroyed by the Nazis, but historians say that is a fiction of the Putin era.

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Alan Turner, Artist of the Evocative and the Odd, Dies at 76
Arts, March 6

Some of his paintings were of shimmering forests. Others were of disarranged body parts.

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McCoy Tyner, Jazz Piano Powerhouse, Is Dead at 81
Arts, March 6

Mr. Tyner, who first attracted wide notice as a member of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking quartet, influenced virtually every pianist in jazz.

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McCoy Tyner, Jazz Piano Powerhouse, Is Dead at 81
Arts, March 6

Mr. Tyner, who first attracted wide notice as a member of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking quartet, influenced virtually every pianist in jazz.

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Henri Richard, Hall of Fame Center for Montreal Canadiens, Dies at 84
Sports, March 6

Richard played on 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams — five of them with his illustrious brother Maurice — and holds the record for game appearances with the Canadiens.

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Joyce Gordon, Who Broke the Glasses Ceiling on TV, Dies at 90
Arts, March 5

As a bespectacled pitchwoman, she defied a stereotype. She was also a screen actors’ labor leader and a familiar voice (“The number you have reached is no longer in service”).

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Amory Houghton Jr., Who Went From Corning to Congress, Dies at 93
New York, March 5

He led his family’s venerable glass works company before entering the House from upstate New York and becoming a voice of moderation in a hard-right Republican Party.

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Zara Steiner, Historian Who Explored World War I’s Roots, Dies at 91
Books, March 5

Following history’s paper trail, she wrote about the failures of diplomacy and the period between the world wars.

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Priest Paralyzed in Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple in 2012 Dies from Injuries
U.S., March 4

Baba Punjab Singh’s death was ruled a homicide, making him the seventh person killed in the shooting in Oak Creek, Wis.

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Ann Grifalconi, Whose Children’s Books Bridged Cultures, Dies at 90
Books, March 4

Her books, notably “The Village of Round and Square Houses,” set in Central Africa, introduced young readers to stories from different cultures.

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Nick Apollo Forte, 81, Singer in ‘Broadway Danny Rose,’ Is Dead
Movies, March 4

In a very brief acting career, Mr. Forte played a small-time lounge singer opposite Woody Allen as his bottom-feeding agent in a hit 1984 comedy.

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Nexhmije Hoxha, ‘Lady Macbeth’ of Albania, Dies at 99
World, March 4

A political partner with her Communist dictator husband, they isolated their small Balkan nation, executed dissidents and drove the economy to collapse.

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Rosalind P. Walter, the First ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Is Dead at 95
U.S., March 4

A daughter of privilege who worked on an assembly line during World War II, she became a principal benefactor of PBS, her name intoned on a host of programs.

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Henry Cobb, Courtly Architect of Hancock Tower, Dies at 93
Arts, March 4

He was I.M. Pei’s unsung partner for nearly four decades but was responsible for a celebrated body of work in his own right.

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Rafael Cancel Miranda, Gunman in ’54 Attack on Congress, Dies at 89
U.S., March 3

He and three others opened fire on a crowded House chamber in the cause of Puerto Rican independence. Some saw him as a terrorist, others as a hero.

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Stanislaw Kania, Polish Leader During Solidarity’s Rise, Dies at 92
World, March 3

Mr. Kania walked a tightrope between demands for reform within Poland and the Soviet threat of intervention.

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Bobbie Battista, a Mainstay Anchor at CNN, Dies at 67
Business, March 3

She covered world events in the 1980s and ’90s and was the host of “TalkBack Live,” a program in which the audience posed questions to guest newsmakers.

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Matvey Natanzon, a.k.a. Falafel the Backgammon King, Dies at 51
New York, March 3

A Russian-born émigré by way of Israel, he made a gambler’s living taking on challengers, and often hustling them, in becoming the world’s ranking player.

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James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Host, Dies at 93
Arts, March 2

His in-depth conversations with celebrities on the program focused on craft, not gossip, and made the show a hit on Bravo.

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Jack Welch, G.E. Chief Who Became a Business Superstar, Dies at 84
Business, March 2

Mr. Welch was named “manager of the century” after General Electric’s revenue jumped nearly fivefold during his tenure.

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Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Priest, Poet and Revolutionary, Dies at 95
World, March 1

Father Cardenal defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving as a minister in the revolutionary government of Nicaragua.

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Washington State Declares Emergency Amid Coronavirus Death and Illnesses at Nursing Home
U.S., February 29

A person in the Seattle area died. Two others tested positive for the virus in a long term care center where dozens of people have reported feeling ill.

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Joe Coulombe, Who Founded Trader Joe’s, Dies at 89
Business, February 29

“Equal parts gourmet shop, discount warehouse and Tiki trading post,” his stores caught on in Southern California and, eventually, beyond.

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Lee Phillip Bell, Soap Opera Creator and Talk Show Host, Dies at 91
Arts, February 28

She and her husband developed “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” while she also worked as a broadcast journalist in Chicago.

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Gerald Krone, a Negro Ensemble Company Founder, Dies at 86
Theater, February 28

He provided the administrative know-how that got the theater troupe off the ground in 1967. That he was white drew some criticism.

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Johnny Antonelli, Star Pitcher for the Giants, Dies at 89
Sports, February 28

He helped them win the World Series in 1954, when they played in New York, and remained an essential part of the team after they moved to San Francisco.