NYT > Obituaries

Barbara Blaine, Who Championed Victims of Priests’ Abuse, Dies at 61
Ms. Blaine, who had been molested by a priest as a teenager, founded a national network of abuse survivors and became a voice for them.
09/26/2017 12:32 AM
David Shepherd, Who Both Painted and Preserved Wildlife, Dies at 86
Mr. Shepherd, enraged by poaching and other abuses he witnessed while painting wild animals, formed his own conservation foundation.
09/26/2017 12:32 AM
Edgar Smith, Killer Who Duped William F. Buckley, Dies at 83
Sentenced to the electric chair for killing a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey, Mr. Smith won his freedom with help from the conservative commentator.
09/25/2017 04:25 PM
Charles Bradley, a Late-in-Life Soul Music Star, Dies at 68
The singer, once a small-time James Brown impersonator called Black Velvet, was known for his beleaguered rasp and passionate live performances.
09/24/2017 08:41 PM
Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83
With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.
09/22/2017 10:44 PM
Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
09/22/2017 09:15 PM
Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87
Ms. Lamb’s works, staged at the Public Theater and elsewhere, often came under attack from male critics.
09/24/2017 04:09 PM
Ritha Devi, Indian Classical Dancer and Teacher, Dies at 92
Ms. Devi was a specialist in the Odissi form of dance, a once-neglected style that she helped popularize in America in the 1970s.
09/24/2017 01:23 AM
Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89
Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.
09/24/2017 04:30 AM
Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92
After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.
09/22/2017 09:31 PM
Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead
A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.
09/24/2017 02:45 PM
An Obituary Written From Beyond the Grave? Not Quite
Because The Times prepares some obituaries for notable people in advance, in rare instances an obituary will appear by a writer who is already deceased.
09/24/2017 08:03 PM
Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83
The younger Mr. Speer ultimately had more influence on urban landscapes than his notorious father, from whom he sought to distance himself.
09/21/2017 10:33 PM
Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70
Ms. Bonniwell held a number of top positions at Time Inc. at a heady time for magazine publishing, paving the way for future female managers.
09/21/2017 08:34 PM
Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94
Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world’s richest woman, tried to live down her family’s fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.
09/22/2017 10:19 PM
Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78
Mr. Casey was known for roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” after eight years as an N.F.L. wide receiver. He was also an accomplished painter.
09/25/2017 03:29 PM
Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
09/21/2017 12:32 AM
Lillian Ross, Acclaimed Reporter for The New Yorker, Dies at 99
One of her rules of journalism was, “Do not call attention to yourself.” Yet she did just that in a memoir about her long affair with her celebrated editor.
09/20/2017 09:31 PM
Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95
LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.
09/21/2017 07:22 PM
Charles Owens, Golfer, Dies at 85; Novel Putter Brought Late Success
Owens overcame segregation, severe injuries and, with a long putter, the “yips” to win on the Senior PGA Tour.
09/19/2017 10:56 PM
Joyce Matz, Fervid Voice for Historic Preservation, Dies at 92
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Lever House and the Town Hall were among the sites she helped protect against developers, including Donald J. Trump.
09/19/2017 08:58 PM
Allan J. MacEachen, a Force in Bringing Public Health Care to Canada, Dies at 96
“Canadians are living in a country that Allan J. built, and they like it,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
09/19/2017 08:09 PM