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Owen Garriott, an Early Scientist-Astronaut, Is Dead at 88
Obituaries, April 16

He was the science pilot on the record-breaking 59-day mission to Skylab in 1973. Ten years later, he returned to space on the shuttle Columbia.

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Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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
Movies, 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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Jean-Louis David, French Hairstylist for the Modern Woman, Dies at 85
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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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Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Independent Films, Dies at 84
Obituaries, April 8

Mr. Cassel, who worked often with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, played parts that were often small but almost always memorable.

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Cho Yang-ho, 70, Dies; Expanded Korean Air Amid Scandals
Obituaries, 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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Bob Slade, Distinguished Voice on Black Radio, Dies at 70
Obituaries, April 8

Mr. Slade was a host of “Open Line,” a call-in show that dedicated to the African-American community that conveyed a perspective lacking in news media.

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Vonda N. McIntyre, 70, Champion of Women in Science Fiction, Dies
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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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Jonathan Baumbach, Novelist With an Experimental Bent, Dies at 85
Obituaries, April 5

Concerned about the limited interests of conventional publishers, Mr. Baumbach also helped found a publishing collective run by writers.

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Sydel Silverman, 85, Dies; Defended Anthropology in Academia
Obituaries, April 5

As a scholar, teacher and historian at the City University of New York, she was an ardent preservationist and an inclusive ethnographer.

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

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

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David Fechheimer, a Reserved but Adroit Sam Spade, Dies at 76
Obituaries, April 3

A practitioner of old-fashioned investigative techniques, he was inconspicuous compared with many of his colleagues and high-profile clients.

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Lyle Tuttle, Who Recast Tattooing’s Image Pore by Pore, Dies at 87
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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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Notable Deaths 2019
Interactive, April 1

A memorial to those who lost their lives in 2019

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Kenneth Gibson, 86, Dies; Newark Mayor Broke Race Barrier in Northeast
Obituaries, March 31

He pledged to make Newark a model city, saying, “If we solve the urban problem here, we can export our solution to other areas.”

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David White, Hitmaker With Danny and the Juniors, Dies at 79
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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
Obituaries, 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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Henry J. Stern, Whose Vast Urban Domain Was Green, Is Dead at 83
Obituaries, March 28

Only Robert Moses surpassed Mr. Stern, New York City’s longtime parks commissioner, in ensuring that a teeming population had places to breathe.

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Ranking Roger, a Star of the Ska Revival, Is Dead at 56
Obituaries, March 27

He was one of two frontmen for the British group the Beat 40 years ago, and he was still releasing new music this year.

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

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

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Mike Greco, Salami King of Bronx’s Little Italy, Dies at 89
Obituaries, March 26

The “Mayor of Arthur Avenue” came from Calabria in 1947 and opened a deli that endures as a magnet for locals, politicians and Bronx expatriates.

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Larry Cohen, Director of Garish Horror Classics, Dies at 82
Obituaries, March 26

His films, which featured killer babies and desserts, offered suspense and horror bordering on satire. He was also a prolific creator of television shows.

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Scott Walker, Pop Singer Who Turned Experimental, Dies at 76
Obituaries, March 26

Forsaking the music that made his group, the Walker Brothers, a 1960s sensation, he veered toward the avant-garde, influencing David Bowie and Radiohead.

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Cal Ramsey, Knicks Broadcaster and Community Representative, Dies at 81
Obituaries, March 25

A standout player at N.Y.U., he had a brief N.B.A. career but made his mark as a color commentator and the team’s link to the youth of New York.

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Antonia Rey, Latin Actress of Stage and Screen, Dies at 92
Obituaries, 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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Andre Williams, 82, Dies; Sang of Bacon Fat and Tail Feathers
Obituaries, March 20

An earthy R&B performer, he began his career in the 1950s, was sidelined by addiction, then was rediscovered in the ’90s by punk and garage rockers.

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Jake Phelps Dies at 56; as Thrasher Editor, a Skateboarding Guru
Obituaries, March 20

From his perch, Mr. Phelps set the caustic but funny tone for the magazine, making him both loved and hated in the skateboarding world.