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Deborah Rhode, Who Transformed the Field of Legal Ethics, Dies at 68
Obits, Yesterday

A Stanford professor, she pushed the legal profession to confront the ways it failed clients and to be more inclusive of women.

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Martinus Veltman, Who Made Key Contribution in Physics, Dies at 89
Obits, Yesterday

He shared a Nobel Prize for research that helped explain the fundamental forces in the universe.

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Nikolai Antoshkin, Who Helped Halt Chernobyl Disaster, Dies at 78
Foreign, January 17

He survived radiation as commander of the operation that extinguished the Chernobyl nuclear plant fire. He died of the coronavirus.

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Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Convicted Murderer, Dies at 81
Obits, January 17

Known for creating the ‘Wall of Sound,’ he scored hits with the Crystals, the Ronettes and the Righteous Brothers and was one of the most influential figures in popular music.

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Sylvain Sylvain of the Proto-Punk New York Dolls Dies at 69
Obits, January 16

He was a core member of a group that had limited commercial success in the early 1970s and didn’t last long but proved hugely influential.

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Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71
Obits, January 16

He devoted his life to pursuing the truth about the tragic events of May 4, 1970, and to keeping them in the public eye.

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George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89
Obits, January 16

In 1958, he was one of the first people to climb the 2,900-foot-tall sheer granite wall that looms over Yosemite National Park.

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Marsha Zazula, ‘Metal Matriarch’ of Metallica and Others, Dies at 68
Obits, January 16

She and her husband founded Megaforce Records and introduced the world to heavy metal bands that became major stars.

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Joanne Rogers, Mister Rogers’s Mrs., Is Dead at 92
Obits, January 15

She worked to preserve the legacy of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” spreading her husband’s message of kindness. A friend said, “Her presence in my life made me never forget Fred.”

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Kim Tschang-Yeul, 91, Dies; Painted Water Drops Swollen With Meaning
Obits, January 15

Hailing from South Korea, he became an international art star with luminous images informed by Eastern philosophy and the trauma of war.

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David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86
Obits, January 15

With his twin brother, Frederick, he built a media and business empire that included the Ritz Hotel in London and The Daily Telegraph.

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Tom Lankford, 85, Dies; Southern Journalist With Divided Loyalties
Obits, January 15

He took memorable photographs of the civil rights movement for The Birmingham News. But behind the scenes he was building dubious relationships with law enforcement.

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Debra Ivory, Smiling Owner of a Barbecue Haven, Dies at 62
Obits, January 15

In her mid-50s, she cashed out some retirement savings to buy an Oklahoma City eatery, revamping the menu with family recipes. She died of complications of Covid-19.

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Philip J. Smith, a Power on Broadway, Is Dead at 89
Obits, January 15

As head of the Shubert Organization, he was one of New York City’s most influential real estate and cultural entrepreneurs.

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Shirley Abrahamson, Trailblazing Wisconsin Judge, Dies at 87
Obits, January 15

The first female chief justice of her state’s Supreme Court, she was on the short list for the U.S. Supreme Court seat that went to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98
Obits, January 14

She died above the bookstore, founded in 1840, where she had worked since the waning months of World War II. She locked it up for the last time in December.

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Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100
Obits, January 14

In World War II, he was among a barrier-shattering group of Black pilots and support personnel. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 81; Anthropologist on Lives of Women
Obits, January 14

After a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women’s lives that became a touchstone to feminists.

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Howard Johnson, 79, Dies; Elevated the Tuba in Jazz and Beyond
Obits, January 14

Fluent and graceful on a notoriously cumbersome instrument, he helped to find it a new role in a wide range of musical settings.

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Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81
Obits, January 14

Mr. Fischbacher’s death came months after that of Roy Horn, his partner in one of the most spectacular shows in Las Vegas history.

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Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81
Express, January 14

Mr. Fischbacher’s partner, Roy Horn, died last May of complications of Covid-19. “There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried,” Mr. Fischbacher said at the time.

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Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73
Obits, January 14

He attested that President Trump would be the “healthiest president ever,” but he was later expelled from his orbit.

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Kathleen Heddle, Rower Who Won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, Dies at 55
Express, January 13

“I liked the balance between brute strength and power with finesse,” Heddle, a two-time Olympian for Canada, said of her sport.

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Lynn Gray, Who Fought for Youths Left Behind, Dies at 78
Obits, January 13

Mr. Gray started or worked on programs designed to give young people a decent education in a troubled school system. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Carrie Dann, Defender of Her Ancestral Land, Dies
Obits, January 13

She struggled to win recognition of tribal rights to a territory stretching across four states. Some tribe members accepted money to end the dispute; she refused.

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Barbara Weisberger, a Force in American Ballet, Dies at 94
Obits, January 13

She founded the Pennsylvania Ballet, with George Balanchine as an adviser, and turned it into a nationally acclaimed company.

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Adolfo Quiñones, an Early Star of Street Dance, Dies at 65
Obits, January 13

Mr. Quiñones, also known as Shabba-Doo, rose to fame in the movie “Breakin’” and helped bring a distinctly urban kind of movement to the mainstream.

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Frank Kimbrough, Pianist With a Subtle Touch, Is Dead at 64
Obits, January 12

He could hold the spotlight in everything from a trio to Maria Schneider’s 18-piece big band. He was also a passionate educator.

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Dee Rowe, UConn Basketball Coach and Fund-Raiser, Dies at 91
Obits, January 12

He coached the Huskies for eight seasons, taking them to the N.C.A.A. tournament, before spending decades raising money for campus athletic facilities.

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Alice Rose George, a ‘Photographer’s Dream Editor,’ Dies at 76
Obits, January 12

Her unerring eye for visuals made her a fixture in New York’s magazine world, where she promoted scores of famous and unsung photographers.

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Sheldon Adelson, Billionaire Donor to G.O.P. and Israel, Is Dead at 87
Obits, January 12

Mr. Adelson drew a cornucopia of cash from his empire of casinos and resort hotels and poured money into right-wing causes.

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Barry Goldsmith, Who Escaped, Dropped Out and Came Back, Dies at 82
Obits, January 11

Mr. Goldsmith survived the Holocaust, immigrated to the United States and built a successful career as an architect, before abandoning his life for a commune — and then coming home. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Thomas Verdillo, 77, Dies; Restaurateur Went from Red Sauce to Blue Ribbon
Obits, January 11

He put a refined twist on traditional Italian-American cooking at his South Brooklyn restaurant, Tommaso. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Pat Loud, Reality Show Matriarch of ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 94
Obits, January 11

A mother of five, she unapologetically laid bare the drama of her family life as a star of the first reality show.

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Ved Mehta, Writer Who Illuminated India, Is Dead at 86
Obits, January 10

He explored his country — and introduced it to American readers — in The New Yorker and in many books, notably in his 12-volume memoir.

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Nancy Bush Ellis, Sister and Aunt of Presidents, Dies at 94
Obits, January 10

Unlike most of her family, she was a liberal Democrat for a time, supporting the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and environmental causes.

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Michael Cusack, 64, Dies; Helped Inspire the Special Olympics
Obits, January 9

An athlete with Down syndrome, he won numerous medals over nearly 40 years at an event that one admirer said would not have happened without him.

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Claude Bolling, Jazzman With Crossover Appeal, Dies at 90
Obits, January 9

“Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano,” his 1975 collaboration with the flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, spent a decade on the classical album chart.

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Michael Apted, Versatile Director Known for ‘Up’ Series, Dies at 79
Obits, January 8

His output included “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and a James Bond film. But he was best known for his long-running documentary series about life in Britain.

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Carol Johnson, Leading Landscape Architect, Dies at 91
Obits, January 8

Her firm, one of the largest owned by a woman, was known for large-scale projects in Boston, Washington and elsewhere.

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Eugene Wright, Longtime Brubeck Quartet Bassist, Dies at 97
Obits, January 8

As a member of one of the most popular groups in jazz, he was a star. But as a Black musician in an otherwise all-white ensemble, he sometimes confronted racism.

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Tommy Lasorda, a Dodger From His Cleats to His Cap, Dies at 93
Obits, January 8

“Cut my veins, and I bleed Dodger blue,” said Lasorda, who managed the club to two World Series championships in a decades-long Hall of Fame career.

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Now It Can Be Told: How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers
Obits, January 7

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for a four-hour interview, promised that this account would not be published while he was alive.

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John Muckler, Coach of an N.H.L. Dynasty, Dies at 86
Obits, January 7

He was a co-head coach and then the sole head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, and, with a core of Hall of Famers, skated to five Stanley Cup championships from 1984 to ’90.

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Now It Can Be Told: How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers
Obits, January 7

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for a four-hour interview, promised that this account would not be published while he was alive.

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Narinder S. Kapany, ‘Father of Fiber Optics,’ Dies at 94
Obits, January 7

A physicist and entrepreneur who cut an imposing figure, he did more than anyone to make optical research a priority in government and corporate budgets.

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Towering Figure in Urdu Literature, Dies at 85
Obits, January 7

A poet, scholar, historian, critic and novelist, he was credited with the revival of Urdu literature, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries. He died of Covid-19.

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Jean Valentine, Minimalist Poet With Maximum Punch, Dies at 86
Obits, January 7

A former New York State Poet, she won the National Book Award and was a Pulitzer finalist for poems in which small details could accrue great power.

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Sunil Kothari, Eminent Scholar of Indian Dance, Dies at 87
Obits, January 6

A critic for The Times of India and a teacher of youthful energy, he explored a country rich in dance traditions, interviewing hundreds of gurus.

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Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69
Obits, January 6

Ms. Michaels found material for her books and public access talk show in the region she loved. She died of Covid-19.

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Bryan Sykes, Who Saw the Ancient Past in Genes, Dies at 73
Obits, January 6

An Oxford scientist with a flair for the dramatic, he introduced millions of people to the secrets of their ancestry through his books and TV appearances.

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Eric Jerome Dickey, Best-Selling Novelist, Dies at 59
Obits, January 6

His fiction often featured strong Black women, and Black women were among his most enthusiastic readers.

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Richard Means, Who Fought for Access to the Ballot, Dies at 78
Obits, January 6

He was a premier election and campaign lawyer and a fixture in Chicago legal circles. He died of Covid-19.

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Rosemary Collins, Singer and Choir Director, Dies at 51
Obits, January 6

Her tastes ran from Meat Loaf to Mozart and she brought that spirit of eclecticism to her jobs in schools and a church. She died of complications of the coronavirus.

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Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London, Dies at 85
Obits, January 6

Mr. Roux and his brother, Michel, opened Le Gavroche in the late 1960s, raising the level of fine dining in the city and offering a training ground for some of the restaurant industry’s future stars.

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Gordon Stewart, Founder of Sandals Resorts, Dies at 79
Express, January 5

Mr. Stewart turned a rundown beach hotel in Montego Bay, in his native Jamaica, into the flagship of a chain of luxury resorts.

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Isaac Shoshan, Israeli Spy Who Posed as an Arab, Is Dead at 96
Obits, January 5

A Syrian-born Jew, he took part in early undercover operations, including bombings, and later taught “generations” of Israeli agents.

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William Link, Co-Creator of ‘Columbo’ and ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dies at 87
Obits, January 5

With his writing partner, Richard Levinson, Mr. Link helped shape the crime-drama genre on television for decades.

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Julius Schachter, Leading Expert on Chlamydia, Dies at 84
Obits, January 5

He played a major role in combating trachoma, a chlamydia-related disease. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Tanya Roberts, a Charlie’s Angel and a Bond Girl, Is Dead at 65
Obits, January 5

After finding stardom in the 1980s, she fell out of the spotlight until re-emerging in 1998 in the sitcom “That ’70s Show.”

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Lee Breuer, Adventurous Theater Director, Dies at 83
Culture, January 4

One of the founders of Mabou Mines, he reveled in being an outsider even when his celebrated “The Gospel at Colonus” reached Broadway.

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Gerry Marsden, a Hitmaker With the Pacemakers, Dies at 78
Obits, January 4

For a time in the early ’60s, with songs like“Ferry Cross the Mersey,” “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” the Pacemakers rivaled the Beatles.

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Floyd Little, Star Running Back for Syracuse and Broncos, Dies at 78
Obits, January 3

Gen. Douglas MacArthur urged him to attend West Point, but he became an Orangeman to honor a promise to Ernie Davis.

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Shirley Young, Businesswoman and Cultural Diplomat to China, Dies at 85
Obits, January 3

Breaking barriers she rose in the advertising industry before General Motors took her onboard. She later used classical music to forge closer ties between Americans and the Chinese.

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Brian Urquhart, Troubleshooter for the U.N., Dies at 101
Obits, January 3

He was best known for creating and directing the U.N.’s peacekeeping operations in conflict-filled areas around the world.

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Shirley Young, Businesswoman and Cultural Diplomat to China, Dies at 85
Obituaries, January 3

Breaking barriers she rose in the advertising industry before General Motors took her onboard. She later used classical music to forge closer ties between Americans and the Chinese.

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Kim Chernin, Who Wrote About Women, Weight and Identity, Dies at 80
Obits, January 3

In a memoir, she also recounted her upbringing as the daughter of Rose Chernin, a Communist organizer convicted of trying to overthrow the government.

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Paige Rense, Trendsetting Editor of Architectural Digest, Dies at 91
Obits, January 2

Showcasing the lavish homes of world leaders and celebrities, she and her magazine became powerful forces in interior design.

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Paul Westphal, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Coach, Dies at 70
Obits, January 2

Drafted in the first round by the Celtics, he played for 12 seasons before leading teams in Phoenix, Seattle and Sacramento.

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Tim Severin, Seafarer Who Replicated Explorers’ Journeys, Dies at 80
Obits, January 2

He and his crew sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland in a 36-foot boat like the one a sixth-century monk is believed to have used to cross the Atlantic.

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Adál Maldonado, Provocative ‘Nuyorican’ Photographer, Dies at 72
Obits, January 2

Adál, who moved from Puerto Rico to New York as a teenager, created art that was often bitingly satirical and politically subversive.

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John Outterbridge, Who Turned Castoffs Into Sculpture, Dies at 87
Obits, January 1

Leftover wood, rags, rusted metal — all were his materials, and pieced together as assemblages, they told stories about history, about culture and about him.

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Joan Micklin Silver, Director of ‘Crossing Delancey,’ Dies at 85
Obits, January 1

She broke barriers for women, directing seven feature films, including “Hester Street” and “Between the Lines,” as well as TV movies.

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Armando Manzanero, Influential Mexican Balladeer, Is Dead
Obits, January 1

He was known as one of the great romantic composers. His songs were performed by Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli, Christina Aguilera and many others.

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Klara Kasparova, Mother of Chess Champion and His Guide, Dies at 83
Obits, December 31

She was an important force behind his success, and he called her practically every day, no matter where he was in the world. She died of Covid-19.

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MF Doom, Masked Rapper With Intricate Rhymes, Is Dead at 49
Culture, December 31

Born Daniel Dumile, MF Doom built a cult following with his wordplay and comic-book style. He died in October, a statement shared by his record label said.

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Richard Thornburgh, Former Governor and Attorney General, Dies at 88
Obits, December 31

He steered Pennsylvania through the Three Mile Island nuclear plant meltdown and led the Justice Department under Reagan and the first President Bush.

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Daniel M. Tellep, Engineer Who Steered Lockheed’s Growth, Dies at 89
Obits, December 31

A pioneer of aerospace and missile systems, he rose to chief executive, then initiated the Lockheed-Martin merger that formed the world’s largest military contractor.

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Phyllis McGuire, Last of a Singing Sisters Act, Dies at 89
Obits, December 31

Starting in the ’50s, the McGuire Sisters were one of America’s most popular vocal groups, their three-part harmonies a balm to audiences rattled by rock ’n’ roll.

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Fou Ts’ong, Pianist Whose Family Letters Inspired a Generation, Dies at 86
Obits, December 31

Driven from China during Mao’s rule, Mr. Fou kept up a correspondence with his father that became a beloved book in the wake of the Cultural Revolution.

A Year Filled With Death Changed Lives Forever
Obits, December 30

As Covid-19 swept the world, the killing of George Floyd galvanized a racial justice movement, and the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg upended the makeup of the Supreme Court.

As the Pandemic Took Lives, It Also Stole Hopes
Obits, December 30

Many of Covid-19’s victims had been entering new chapters in their lives: fatherhood, a career, freedom, citizenship.

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Rita Houston, WFUV D.J. Who Lifted Music Careers, Dies at 59
Obits, December 30

From a studio in the Bronx, she introduced listeners to artists from a wide range of genres. She was also a mentor to the stars, and a sometime-confidante.

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Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dies at 82
Obits, December 30

Her character on the ’60s sitcom radiated all-American wholesomeness and youthful charm. After her TV career cooled, she focused on theater acting.

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Joe Clark, Tough Principal at New Jersey High School, Dies at 82
Obits, December 30

Bullhorn in hand, he roamed the hallways as he imposed discipline, expelling “miscreants” and restoring order. Morgan Freeman portrayed him in the film “Lean on Me.”

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Pierre Cardin: He Dressed Jane Jetson and Lady Gaga
Styles, December 30

Some observations on the influential designer who made futurism his watchword.

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Howard J. Rubenstein, Public Relations Impresario, Dies at 88
Obits, December 29

He polished the tarnished images of the rich, the famous and the flawed, with clients that included Donald J. Trump, Rupert Murdoch and George M. Steinbrenner.

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Ted DeLaney, Conscience of a Roiled University, Dies at 77
Obits, December 29

He worked his way up from custodian to department head at Washington and Lee, then led a reckoning with the Confederate general its very name honored, Robert E. Lee.

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Scott Donaldson, Biographer of Literary Titans, Dies at 92
Obits, December 29

His subjects included Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Cheever, though he acknowledged that writing a definitive biography was an unattainable goal.

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Bassam Saba, Renowned Proponent of Arabic Music, Dies at 62
Obits, December 29

A skilled multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Saba co-founded the New York Arabic Orchestra and directed Lebanon’s national conservatory of music. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Pierre Cardin, Designer to the Famous and Merchant to the Masses, Dies at 98
Obits, December 29

In a career spanning more than three-quarters of a century, he remained a futurist, reproducing fashions for ready-to-wear consumption and affixing his brand to an outpouring of products.

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Tony Rice, Bluegrass Innovator With a Guitar Pick, Dies at 69
Obits, December 28

The nimble king of flatpicking had enormous influence on a host of prominent musicians. And he could sing, too, until he could no longer.

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Joseph Bachelder III, Engineer of the Golden Parachute, Dies at 88
Obits, December 28

As a lawyer he used computerized statistical analyses when negotiating chief executives’ exit packages, to demonstrate why they deserved a gilded send-off.

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H. Jack Geiger, Doctor Who Fought Social Ills, Dies at 95
Obits, December 28

He used medicine to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Two groups he helped start won Nobel Peace Prizes.

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Jackie Saccoccio, Painter of Explosive Abstraction, Dies at 56
Obits, December 28

She specialized in large canvases on which splashes of luminous color swirled and clashed. Her goal was to make her paintings seem as if they were moving.

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Betty Campbell-Adams, Bronx Evangelist of Carrot Cake, Dies at 65
Obits, December 27

The bakery Ms. Campbell-Adams founded with her husband has won legions of fans all over the world for the Caribbean-infused delicacy that is its specialty.

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Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame Knuckleball Pitcher, Dies at 81
Obits, December 27

A five-time all-star, he played in the major leagues for 24 seasons, but never made it to the World Series.

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Barbara Rose, Critic and Historian of Modern Art, Dies at 84
Obits, December 27

She wrote a celebrated college textbook, but, extending her reach beyond academia, she preferred exploring the unfolding art of the present.

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Jon Huber, Who Rose to Fame With World Wrestling Entertainment, Dies at 41
Express, December 27

Mr. Huber, who was known in the ring as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, died from a “lung issue” unrelated to Covid-19, his wife said.

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Jon Huber, Who Rose to Fame With World Wrestling Entertainment, Dies at 41
Express, December 27

Mr. Huber, who was known in the ring as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, died from a “lung issue” unrelated to Covid-19, his wife said.

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Reginald Foster, Vatican Latinist Who Tweeted in the Language, Dies at 81
Obits, December 27

One of the world’s foremost experts on Latin, Father Foster was a monk who looked like a stevedore, dressed like a janitor and swore like a sailor.

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Barry Lopez, Lyrical Writer Who Was Likened to Thoreau, Dies at 75
Obits, December 26

Mr. Lopez spent five years in the Arctic, and his books, essays and short stories explored the kinship of nature and human culture.

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John Fletcher, a.k.a. Ecstasy of the Group Whodini, Dies at 56
Obits, December 26

He was, the executive who signed Whodini said, “truly one of the first rap stars” and a sex symbol “when they were very scarce in the early days of rap.”

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Michael Alig, Fixture of New York City Nightlife, Dies at 54
Styles, December 26

Mr. Alig, who gained fame in the 1980s as a party promoter, was a tabloid celebrity who served 17 years in prison for manslaughter.

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Fanny Waterman, Doyenne of the Leeds Piano Competition, Dies at 100
Obits, December 26

A British pianist and teacher, she helped establish one of the world’s most important piano showcases and then presided over it for decades.

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George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98
Obits, December 26

He was caught spilling secrets to the Soviets in 1961 and imprisoned. Five years later, he escaped and fled to Moscow, where he was hailed as a hero.

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Robert Thacker, 102, Dies; Survived Pearl Harbor to Fly in 3 Wars
Obits, December 25

His unarmed bomber was caught in the thick of Japan’s attack. He went on to fly some 80 missions in World War II and to become a record-setting test pilot.

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K.C. Jones, Celtics Standout as Player and Coach, Dies at 88
Obits, December 25

As a defense-minded guard, he played on eight consecutive championship teams. He later found success leading the team from the sidelines.

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Nancye Radmin, Pioneer of Plus-Size Fashion, Is Dead at 82
Obits, December 25

The Forgotten Woman boutique, which she opened in 1977, spoke directly to the nascent idea of body acceptance. It soon became a chain.

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Minoru Makihara, Who Ran Mitsubishi After It Stumbled, Dies at 90
Obits, December 25

He steered the company, then the world’s largest, through the troubles of a collapsing economy, and dedicated himself to improving relations with the U.S.

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Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85
Obits, December 24

She was a rare woman in broadcast sports journalism when she began her career in the late 1960s, but she helped pave the way for the many women who followed.

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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.

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Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75
Obits, December 23

He rose to fame with Mountain, which Rolling Stone called a “louder version of Cream” — a band Mr. West idolized. One of the group’s first gigs was Woodstock.

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Stella Tennant, Aristocratic British Model, Is Dead at 50
Obits, December 23

Noble lineage, classic beauty and punk attitude combined in a model who stood at fashion’s apex for three decades.

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‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny, Whose Music Melded Genres, Dies at 75
Obits, December 23

A creator of modern music as a teenager, he later juggled a breezy pop sensibility with conceptual rigor. He was an important collaborator with the composer Robert Ashley.

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Jack Lenor Larsen, Innovative Textile Designer, Dies at 93
Obits, December 23

He blended ancient techniques and modern technology to weave fabrics that are in the collections of MoMA and the Louvre, which gave him a one-man retrospective.

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Virginia Shackles, Painter of Vivid Scenery, Dies at 99
Express, December 23

Ms. Shackles loved to paint cliffs and ocean scenes in the coastal city of Monterey, Calif. She died of from complications of Covid-19.

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Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59
Obits, December 23

Her Broadway career, fueled by her crystal-clear operatic soprano, brought her Tony Award nominations for “Show Boat,” “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins.”

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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Ezra F. Vogel, Eminent Scholar of China and Japan, Dies at 90
Obits, December 22

A longtime scholar at Harvard, Professor Vogel wrote books that helped shape how the world viewed the two ascendant economic powers.

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Kevin Greene, Master of Sacking the Quarterback, Dies at 58
Obits, December 22

A charismatic player with seemingly inexhaustible energy, he recorded the third-most sacks in N.F.L. history and the most by a linebacker.

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Jose Garcia, New Mexico Farmworker, Dies at 68
Express, December 22

One of Mr. Garcia’s nine children, a nurse at the hospital in Las Cruces where he died, was the only family member allowed to visit with him as he battled Covid-19.

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Chad Stuart, of the Hit British Duo Chad & Jeremy, Dies at 79
Obits, December 22

Mr. Stuart’s wistful tunes of summer romance brought him and Jeremy Clyde an intense but brief burst of stardom during the British Invasion of the 1960s.

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K.T. Oslin, Country Singer Known for ‘80’s Ladies,’ Dies at 78
Obits, December 22

Her song, the first of many hits, heralded the arrival of a songwriting voice whose sharply drawn miniatures conveyed domestic humor and pathos.

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William Winter, Reform-Minded Mississippi Governor, Dies at 97
Obits, December 22

In his single term, he fought to improve his state’s education system. He later threw himself into civil rights work.

The Lives They Lived
Podcasts, December 22

After a year of bereavement, we pause to reflect on the lives of four complex and vibrant people we’ve lost.

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Rosendo and Rogelio Mendoza, Twins and Texas Welders, Die at 56
Express, December 21

The Mendoza brothers, identical twins who worked together, died of complications of Covid-19 on the same day.

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The Life of Jerry Givens, a State Executioner Turned Death-Row Abolitionist
Video, December 21

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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The Life of Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy, a Modern-Day Warrior for the Kiowa Tribe
Video, December 21

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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The Life of Humberto Trujillo, the Postmaster of Phoenix
Video, December 21

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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The Life of Rosary Castro-Olega, a Retired Nurse Who Returned to the Front Lines
Video, December 21

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, imperfect and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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The Life of Calvin Haworth, a Veteran Who Helped Raise His Granddaughters After Unspeakable Loss
Video, December 21

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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Cause of Life
Interactive, December 20

The more than 300,000 people we lost to the pandemic in 2020 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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Stanley Cowell, Jazz Pianist With a Wide Range, Dies at 79
Obits, December 20

His playing consolidated generations of musical history. He was also a composer, an educator and the founder of an important artist-run record label.

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Catie Lazarus, Comedian With a Lot of Questions, Dies at 44
Obits, December 20

On her live show “Employee of the Month,” she got laughs by interrogating writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals and her fellow comics.

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Best of The Sunday Read 2020: From Female Rage to Michelangelo’s David
Podcasts, December 20

A few of our favorite and most popular episodes of the narrated article series from “The Daily.”