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Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:22:03 GMT

Dr. Mathilde Krim spoke about AIDS before the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2011.Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.


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Dan Gurney, Driver and Builder of Racecars, Is Dead at 86

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:32:55 GMT

Dan Gurney driving to victory at the Daily Mail Race of Champions in Fawkham, England, in 1967.Gurney was the first driver to win races in all four of the major motor sports categories: Grand Prix, Indy car, Nascar and sports cars.


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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:59:44 GMT

Four of the Cranberries’ albums reached the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.Ms. O’Riordan’s voice, high and breathy but more determined than fragile, lent an unmistakable sound to songs like the hits “Linger” and “Zombie.”


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Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:40:17 GMT

Edwin Hawkins in concert in the Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2008.His catchy song of praise, recorded on a two-track machine and “never intended for commercial purposes,” became a Top 10 hit in 1970.


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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:40:38 GMT

Doug Harvey in 1980. The Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan said Harvey “was tolerant to a point, yet the players always knew he was in control.”Harvey was considered firm and fair during a 31-season career spent entirely in the National League. He worked five World Series and six All-Star Games.


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Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:35:33 GMT

Keith Jackson in 1999. He prided himself on being concise and was loath to steal the spotlight from the football players.Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.


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John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:17:47 GMT

Senator John V. Tunney in 1976, the year he lost his seat to a former Democrat.Mr. Tunney seemed to be a rising star in the Democratic Party until a Senate re-election loss sent him into early political exile because of turbulent times.


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Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:05:08 GMT

Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, while he was still in prison in China, for his efforts to promote democracy. He died on July 13.Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard, Della Reese and many more, but also a remarkable roster of champions who pressed for change.


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Julio Rocha, Jailed FIFA Official From Nicaragua, Dies at 67

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:23:34 GMT

Julio Rocha, left, a former president of the Nicaraguan soccer federation, with Sepp Blatter, a former president of FIFA, at a ribbon cutting for the national soccer stadium in Managua, Nicaragua, in 2011.Rocha, a former president of the Nicaraguan soccer federation, was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA and awaiting sentencing at the time of his death.


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David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:33:38 GMT

David Toschi in 1976. With his natty wardrobe, Mr. Toschi was for many people the public face of the Zodiac investigation as the case took twists and turns over the years.A San Francisco police investigator, he worked on the case, which remains unsolved, for nine years — until he was removed in 1978 for “a foolish thing.”


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Thomas Luken, Veteran Ohio Democrat, Is Dead at 92

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:36:53 GMT

Representative Thomas Luken, right, in December 1977 with Vice President Walter F. Mondale at a dedication ceremony for a new bus terminal in downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Luken had been the mayor there.Known for his confrontational style, Mr. Luken was a major force in Cincinnati for more than 30 years, as a prosecutor, the mayor and a member of Congress.


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Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:10:36 GMT

Dr. Ronald R. Fieve in his office in 1980. He believed that Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill might have benefited from being bipolar.Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder.


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Kynaston McShine, Curator of Historic Art Exhibitions, Dies at 82

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:34:03 GMT

Kynaston McShine in his office at the Museum of Modern Art in 2008.A West Indian in a largely white profession, he cut a dynamic figure in the art world, mounting memorable shows that disturbed the status quo.


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Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:18:02 GMT

Edgar Ray Killen, in a wheelchair, outside the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Miss., in August 2005.Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.


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José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:22:35 GMT

José Molina performing in Bryant Park in Manhattan in 1967. “Onstage, he exuded simplicity, charisma and charm,” a fellow dancer said. “The audience adored him.”Mr. Molina’s striking flamenco skills took him to stages all over America and made him a “Tonight Show” regular.


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Alan Bleviss, Veteran Voice-Over Artist, Is Dead at 76

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:31:06 GMT

Alan Bleviss in an undated photograph provided by his family. A voice-over artist, he suffered vocal-cord damage because of illness.Mr. Bleviss lent his sonorous voice to television commercials, film trailers and political campaigns for Bill Clinton and others.


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Cy Young, Only American to Win Gold in Javelin, Is Dead at 89

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:12:46 GMT

Cy Young at his home in Modesto, Calif., next to a poster he received during the 2004 Olympics in Athens.He did it in Helsinki in 1952 — a banner Olympic year for the United States — breaking a Finn’s record as well as Finland’s grip on the sport.


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Carole Hart, Producer and Writer of Children’s TV, Dies at 74

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:51:19 GMT

Carole Hart, second from left, in December with Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue (Ms. Thomas’s husband) and the children’s book author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds at a screening of the trailer for the animated Christmas musical “Shirah of Bethlehem.” Ms. Hart had been working on the project at her death.Ms. Hart worked on the earliest episodes of “Sesame Street” and helped Marlo Thomas create the groundbreaking “Free to Be ... You and Me.”


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Fast Eddie Clarke, Motörhead Guitarist, Dies at 67

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:51:52 GMT

Fast Eddie Clarke in Newcastle, England, in 1982. He became Motörhead’s guitarist in 1976.Mr. Clarke was the last surviving member of the British rock band’s best-known lineup.


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Donnelly Rhodes, Prolific Character Actor, Is Dead at 81

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:33:01 GMT

Donnelly Rhodes, seated left, with other members of the cast of “Soap” in 1981. From left: Jimmy Baio, Jennifer Salt, Roscoe Lee Browne and Gregory Sierra.Mr. Rhodes’s numerous roles included a dimwitted escaped convict on “Soap” and a brusque doctor on the reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.”


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Denise LaSalle, Singer and Writer of Earthy Songs, Dies at 78

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:33:13 GMT

Denise LaSalle in a publicity photo accompanying the release of a six-CD Malaco Records set in 1999.Ms. LaSalle had a career that lasted almost half a century and reached the top of the R&B charts in 1971 with “Trapped by a Thing Called Love.”


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Odvar Nordli, a Cold War Leader of Norway, Dies at 90

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:40:34 GMT

Prime Minister Odvar Nordli of Norway with President Jimmy Carter on a visit to the White House in June 1979.As a Labor prime minister, he pressed a social-democratic agenda. But he resigned under fire for letting the U.S. stockpile weapons near the Soviet border.


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Dr. James Melius, Advocate for Workers’ Health, Dies at 69

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:38:11 GMT

Dr. James Melius speaking at a legislative conference in Albany in 2016.His expertise was essential to the creation of the law that authorized billions to help those whose health was affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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Anna Mae Hays, 97, U.S. Military’s First Female General, Dies

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:33:02 GMT

Brig. Gen. Hays received the Distinguished Service Medal from Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the Army chief of staff, in 1971.She served on the front lines during World War II and Korea and, as chief of the Army Nurse Corps, sought to contain casualties in Vietnam.


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Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:55:30 GMT

Karin von Aroldingen had the role of Fire in George Balanchine’s version of Ravel’s “The Spellbound Child” in 1981. The production was mounted for an episode of the PBS series “Dance in America.”Whether exuding power or poignancy, she left a lasting impact at City Ballet on roles that he choreographed expressly for her.


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