Celebrity Deaths:Let's Celebrate their Lives

Obituaries: Let's Pay Tributes to their Accomplishments

A Designer’s Suicide and the Clothes He Left Behind

[ad_1] Josephus Melchior Thimister, the Dutch designer who died of suicide last week at age 57, was, the couturier Ralph…

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A Designer’s Suicide and the Clothes He Left Behind
Remembering National Book Award Winners of the Past

Remembering National Book Award Winners of the Past

[ad_1] A historian, two poets, a presidential biographer and two celebrated novelists: They were among the National Book Award winners…

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Thich Tri Quang, 95, Galvanizing Monk in South Vietnam, Dies

[ad_1] Thich Tri Quang, a charismatic Buddhist monk who helped bring down United States-backed governments in South Vietnam during the…

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Thich Tri Quang, 95, Galvanizing Monk in South Vietnam, Dies
Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96

Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96

[ad_1] In 1964, Mr. Minton published “Candy,” a pornography spoof written six years earlier by the novelist and screenwriter Terry…

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Raymond Poulidor, Cycling’s ‘Eternal Second,’ Is Dead at 84

[ad_1] Four years later he seemed well placed to finally win until the 15th stage to Albi, when a motorcyclist…

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Raymond Poulidor, Cycling’s ‘Eternal Second,’ Is Dead at 84
Jack O’Dell, King Aide Fired Over Communist Past, Dies at 96

Jack O’Dell, King Aide Fired Over Communist Past, Dies at 96

[ad_1] By mid-1963, Jack O’Dell had been working for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Southern Christian…

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Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79

[ad_1] In the winter of 1961, Mustapha Matura, fresh from a trans-Atlantic voyage from his native Trinidad and Tobago, a…

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Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79
Vera Clemente, Flame-Keeping Widow of Baseball’s Roberto, Dies at 78

Vera Clemente, Flame-Keeping Widow of Baseball’s Roberto, Dies at 78

[ad_1] One day in 1964 she left the bank to go to the drugstore across the street when Clemente, who…

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Kehinde Lijadu, 71, Outspoken Nigerian Songwriter, Is Dead

[ad_1] In an interview with The Guardian, the sisters (they were quoted as one) said, “Music teaches us to reach…

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Kehinde Lijadu, 71, Outspoken Nigerian Songwriter, Is Dead
Terry O’Neill, Photographer of the Famous, Is Dead at 81

Terry O’Neill, Photographer of the Famous, Is Dead at 81

[ad_1] Terry O’Neill, who as a novice photographer found himself shooting pictures of an up-and-coming group called the Beatles and…

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Bogaletch Gebre, Foe of Female Genital Mutilation, Dies at 66

[ad_1] Then came the facilitated conversations about what needed to change. As the KMG website described the process, there would…

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Bogaletch Gebre, Foe of Female Genital Mutilation, Dies at 66
Harrison Dillard, World’s Best Hurdler in the 1940s, Dies at 96

Harrison Dillard, World’s Best Hurdler in the 1940s, Dies at 96

[ad_1] When Dillard was 13, he and other neighborhood children watched a parade honoring Owens for his Olympic triumphs.As Dillard…

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Irv Noren, a Bridge Between DiMaggio and Mantle, Dies at 94

[ad_1] Over his career, he had 65 home runs, 453 runs batted in and a .275 batting average.Noren was the…

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Irv Noren, a Bridge Between DiMaggio and Mantle, Dies at 94
Werner G. Doehner, the Last Hindenburg Survivor, Dies at 90

Werner G. Doehner, the Last Hindenburg Survivor, Dies at 90

[ad_1] Werner G. Doehner, the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, which killed three dozen people in 1937, died on…

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Carol Brightman, 80, Dies; Profiled a Notable Writer and a Notable Band

[ad_1] Carol Brightman, who wrote a book on the novelist and critic Mary McCarthy, a traveler in rarefied literary circles,…

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Carol Brightman, 80, Dies; Profiled a Notable Writer and a Notable Band