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Tessa Jowell, Who Pushed for London’s Olympics, Dies at 70

Tessa Jowell, Who Pushed for London’s Olympics, Dies at 70

Tessa Jowell speaking at the Olympic Games in London in 2012. As secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Ms. Jowell played a key role in bringing the Games to London.

Eido Shimano, Buddhist Leader Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 85

Eido Shimano, Buddhist Leader Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 85

Eido Shimano leading an evening meditation at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a Zen Buddhist Monastery in the Catskills, in 2001

Maurice Peress, Conductor Who Worked With Ellington, Dies at 87

Maurice Peress, Conductor Who Worked With Ellington, Dies at 87

Maurice Peress leading the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music orchestra in 2012.

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

The New York Times sat down with Philip Roth in 2008 to talk about his life and accomplishments.

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler near her seat at Madison Square Garden behind the Knicks’ bench in 2011 during Game 3 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, pitting New York against the Boston Celtics. (The Celtics won, on their way to sweeping the Knicks in four games.)

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

Representative Leonard L. Boswell speaking during an election-night rally in Des Moines in 2012, when he was defeated after serving eight terms.

Marcia Hafif, Painter of Monochromatic Works, Is Dead at 88

Marcia Hafif, Painter of Monochromatic Works, Is Dead at 88

The artist Marcia Hafif in New York in 2015.

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade during her stint with Leonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Jerry Yellin, 93, Dies; Flew the Last World War II Combat Mission

Jerry Yellin, 93, Dies; Flew the Last World War II Combat Mission

Jerry Yellin, who flew a combat mission over Japan in his plane Dorrie R on the day Emperor Hirohito surrendered, at Culpeper Regional Airport in Virginia in May 2015 for an observation of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.

Ruth Finley, Who Put Fashion Shows on a Schedule, Dies at 98

Ruth Finley, Who Put Fashion Shows on a Schedule, Dies at 98

Ruth Finley in 2008. She brought order to the fashion world by publishing the Fashion Calendar, which mapped out the schedules of designers’ shows in New York City.

Tom Gallagher, Diplomat Who Became a Gay Activist, Dies at 77

Tom Gallagher, Diplomat Who Became a Gay Activist, Dies at 77

Tom Gallagher speaking at the Monmouth University Founders Day in 2014 about being gay in an era when that was considered a mental disorder. He received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.’s Cornucopia, Dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.’s Cornucopia, Dies at 57

Jonathan Gold worked as The Los Angeles Times’s food critic for years, and won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2007 while with LA Weekly. He once said he wrote “to try to get people less afraid of their neighbors.”

Paul Laxalt, Senator From Nevada and Reagan Confidant, Dies at 96

Paul Laxalt, Senator From Nevada and Reagan Confidant, Dies at 96

Mr. Laxalt at the White House with President Reagan in 1984. Some in the Washington press corps called him “the first friend.”

Franz Beyer, Who Revised Mozart’s Requiem, Is Dead at 96

Franz Beyer, Who Revised Mozart’s Requiem, Is Dead at 96

Franz Beyer said his revision of Mozart’s Requiem brought out “the manuscript’s ‘original state.’”

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

Peter Grünberg in his laboratory at a research institute in Jüelich, Germany, in 2007. His prize-winning discovery enabled the era of big data to dawn.

Vivian Matalon, Tony-Winning Director, Is Dead at 88

Vivian Matalon, Tony-Winning Director, Is Dead at 88

Vivian Matalon, right, accepting the award for outstanding direction of a play from Richard Kiley at the 1980 Tony Awards. He won for the revival of the 1939 play “Morning’s at Seven.”


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