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Jon Hendricks, 96, Who Brought a New Dimension to Jazz Singing, Dies
His work with the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross established him as a master of adding words to jazz instrumentals.
11/24/2017 05:05 PM
Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead
For decades, her shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was a fixture in the lives of writers desperate to keep the words flowing.
11/24/2017 11:02 PM
Eric Salzman, Composer Who Championed Avant-Garde, Dies at 84
Mr. Salzman, who was also a music critic and book author, was a founder of the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia.
11/24/2017 10:27 PM
C.E. Meyer Jr., 89, Dies; as T.W.A. Chief, He Fought a Takeover
Mr. Meyer tried unsuccessfully to thwart the corporate raider Carl Icahn’s bid to take over the troubled airline in 1985.
11/24/2017 08:47 PM
Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79
Mr. Hinchey, a Democrat from New York who served 10 terms in Congress, built a reputation as a champion of the environment and blue-collar workers.
11/24/2017 06:12 PM
Naim Suleymanoglu, 50, Dies; Weight Lifting’s ‘Pocket Hercules’
At 4-foot-10, he won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in weight lifting, emerging as a national hero in Turkey.
11/23/2017 11:32 PM
George Avakian, Record Producer and Talent Scout, Dies at 98
Mr. Avakian was a longtime force in the recording industry, helping the careers of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett and the comedian Bob Newhart.
11/24/2017 02:28 AM
David Cassidy, Heartthrob and ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67
Mr. Cassidy was beloved by fans during the 1970s and continued to perform for decades, but he struggled with his early exposure to fame.
11/24/2017 06:10 PM
Nancy Zieman, Host of Long-Running Sewing Show, Dies at 64
“Sewing With Nancy” was seen on numerous public television outlets over the last 35 years.
11/22/2017 07:28 PM
Ann Wedgeworth, 83, Dies; Tony-Winning Actress Known for ‘Three’s Company’
Ms. Wedgeworth’s characters were often flirtatious, maternal or a combination of both in plays like “Chapter Two” and films like “Steel Magnolias.”
11/22/2017 06:19 PM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Silver-Maned Baritone From Siberia, Dies at 55
Mr. Hvorostovsky escaped the street-gang life as a teenager in a grim Siberian city to become an international star.
11/23/2017 03:35 AM
Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science
An alumna of Los Alamos, she became a chemistry professor and urged universities to recruit more women as students, professors and administrators.
11/22/2017 12:31 AM
Albert Ledner, Architect With a Quirky Sense, Dies at 93
Three porthole-filled buildings in New York and many unique homes in New Orleans testify to Mr. Ledner’s adventurousness.
11/21/2017 09:07 PM
Edward Herman, 92, Critic of U.S. Media and Foreign Policy, Dies
An economist, he described a “propaganda model” of newspaper and TV network complicity with a government whose foreign policy was hypocritical.
11/21/2017 07:25 PM
Terry Glenn, Star Receiver at Ohio State and in N.F.L., Dies at 43
Glenn, who played for the Patriots, Cowboys and Packers, was killed in a traffic accident in the Dallas area, where he had set up a youth foundation.
11/22/2017 04:35 AM
Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86
Ms. Reese, who first sang in church, segued from a successful recording career to a long tenure on one of prime-time television’s top-rated shows.
11/24/2017 06:20 PM
Jana Novotna, Czech Winner of Wimbledon, Dies at 49
Novotna won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles, 16 of them in doubles and mixed doubles. The tribulations of her singles career, however, came to define her.
11/21/2017 01:21 AM
What Became of the Manson Family?
Most of Charles Manson’s followers were young women who had fled middle-class homes. Here’s a look at where they are now.
11/21/2017 01:22 AM
Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew
Mr. Manson became one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century after his followers brutally murdered seven people in 1969, including the actress Sharon Tate.
11/20/2017 10:58 PM
Musicians Who Have Died in 2017
Fats Domino, Tom Petty and Chester Bennington are among some of the most notable musicians who have died so far in 2017.
11/20/2017 05:42 PM
Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91
Mr. Hyman, an accomplished stage actor, was just 11 years older than his television son, but he proved to be an authoritative father figure.
11/20/2017 03:35 PM
Shannon Michael Cane, Who Transformed Art Book Fairs, Dies at 43
Mr. Cane, an exuberant Australian expatriate, helped foster the growing popularity of fairs focusing on art books.
11/20/2017 08:56 PM
Pancho Segura, Tennis Great of the ’40s and ’50s, Dies at 96
A crowd-pleaser on the court, Segura flourished as a player for two decades and then coached Jimmy Connors in Grand Slam events in the 1970s.
11/19/2017 07:19 PM
Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85
Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.
11/20/2017 08:27 PM
Steve Mostyn, Texas Democratic Fund-Raiser, Dies at 46
Mr. Mostyn was at the center of a long effort to wrest political power from Republicans. Texas Democrats have not won a statewide office since 1994.
11/20/2017 08:59 PM
Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64
Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.
11/18/2017 08:58 PM
Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82
Mr. Alaïa insisted on his freedom and worked, argued and cooked on his own schedule.
11/19/2017 04:05 PM