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Herbert Sperling, Drug Kingpin Tied to French Connection Case, Dies at 79

Herbert Sperling, Drug Kingpin Tied to French Connection Case, Dies at 79

Herbert Sperling and his wife, Josephine, in the early 1970s. He was among the first defendants to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after federal judges were empowered to impose that penalty.

Murray Fromson, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 88

Murray Fromson, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 88

Murray Fromson in 1965, when he was with CBS News. In addition to covering the major stories of his day, he helped establish the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard Law at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City in 2005.

Glenn Branca, Composer Who Blended Genres, Loudly, Dies at 69

Glenn Branca, Composer Who Blended Genres, Loudly, Dies at 69

The guitarist and composer Glenn Branca in performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in 1988. His music was a hybrid of styles.

Ronald Dunbar, 78, Producer and Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Dies

Ronald Dunbar, 78, Producer and Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Dies

Ron Dunbar, who worked with Berry Gordy, George Clinton and the songwriting and producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland, in an undated family photograph.

Harry Selby, Renowned Hunter and Safari Guide, Is Dead at 92

Harry Selby, Renowned Hunter and Safari Guide, Is Dead at 92

Harry Selby, left, with the author Robert Ruark on safari in Tanganyika. Ruark’s best-selling book “Horn of the Hunter,” published in 1953, helped lift Mr. Selby to fame.

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos in 1971 in Washington with President Richard M. Nixon and John B. Connally, the treasury secretary.

Milos Forman, 86, Dies; Won Oscars for ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’

Milos Forman, 86, Dies; Won Oscars for ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’

Milos Forman outside his home in Warren, Conn., in 2009. “I’ve always done everything in my life to win,” he wrote in a memoir.

Art Paul, Art Director Who Gave Playboy Its Look, Dies at 93

Art Paul, Art Director Who Gave Playboy Its Look, Dies at 93

Art Paul in Playboy’s offices in Chicago in the early 1980s. He originally envisioned the rabbit head as a stylized end point to articles. It became the Playboy empire’s trademark.

Michael Slive, 77, Dies; Led Southeastern Conference to New Heights

Michael Slive, 77, Dies; Led Southeastern Conference to New Heights

Michael Slive, who turned the Southeastern Conference into arguably the most prominent college sports conference in the country, in 2014.

Stewart Lupton, Singer for ’90s Band Jonathan Fire*Eater, Is Dead at 43

Stewart Lupton, Singer for ’90s Band Jonathan Fire*Eater, Is Dead at 43

Stewart Lupton in the late 1990s. “Everything was very new and dangerous and fun and cheap,” he said of his time in New York City. “It was kind of gutter glamorous on the Lower East Side back then.”

Dennis Peron, Early Medical Marijuana Advocate, Dies at 71

Dennis Peron, Early Medical Marijuana Advocate, Dies at 71

Dennis Peron, right, with another marijuana activist, Jack Herer, in San Francisco in 1996 during a legalization campaign.

Tim O’Connor, Complex Resident of ‘Peyton Place,’ Dies at 90

Tim O’Connor, Complex Resident of ‘Peyton Place,’ Dies at 90

The cast of the TV series "Peyton Place": Front, from left, Tim O'Connor, Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Top, from left, Ms. Malone, Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins and Christopher Connelly.

Lee Harris Pomeroy, 85, Dies; Architect Revived Subway Stations

Lee Harris Pomeroy, 85, Dies; Architect Revived Subway Stations

Lee Harris Pomeroy in 2000 at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, one of several stations that he redesigned.

Warren Wells, Star Receiver With a Derailed Career, Dies at 76

Warren Wells, Star Receiver With a Derailed Career, Dies at 76

Warren Wells in an undated photo. In four seasons with the Oakland Raiders, he caught 156 passes for 3,634 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo, 67, Luxury House Executive, Dies

Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo, 67, Luxury House Executive, Dies

Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo in Milan in 2013. Her decades-long career bridged the creative and corporate management sides of Salvatore Ferragamo.


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