Celebrity Deaths:Let's Celebrate their Lives

Obituaries: Let's Pay Tributes to their Accomplishments

Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61

[ad_1] Mr. Diffie is survived by his wife, Tara Terpening Diffie; his mother; two sisters, Meg Prestidge and Monica Stiles;…

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Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61
Edward Tarr, Renowned Trumpeter Who Delved Into Past, Dies at 83

Edward Tarr, Renowned Trumpeter Who Delved Into Past, Dies at 83

[ad_1] Edward H. Tarr, a trumpeter and musicologist who became one of the world’s eminent authorities on the instrument, resuscitating…

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William Helmreich, Sociologist and a Walker in the City, Dies at 74

[ad_1] A scholar of Judaism as well, he walked every block in New York — totaling 6,163 miles — and…

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William Helmreich, Sociologist and a Walker in the City, Dies at 74
Alan Merrill, a Songwriter of ‘I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,’ Dies

Alan Merrill, a Songwriter of ‘I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,’ Dies

[ad_1] He recorded two solo albums in Japan: “Alone in Tokyo” (Atlantic, 1971), in Japanese, which yielded another hit, “Namida”…

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Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83

[ad_1] “Mike’s book was roughly split between his arrangements of other tunes and his original tunes,” Mr. Snyder said of…

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Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is Dead at 96

Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is Dead at 96

[ad_1] During the 1960s and ’70s, Dr. Anderson explored the theory of superconductivity, in which certain alloys and metals lose…

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Manu Dibango, Soulful Ambassador of African Music, Dies at 86

[ad_1] This obituary is part of a series about people who died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Manu…

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Manu Dibango, Soulful Ambassador of African Music, Dies at 86
David Schramm, Blustery Comic Foil in ‘Wings,’ Dies at 73

David Schramm, Blustery Comic Foil in ‘Wings,’ Dies at 73

[ad_1] And then, in 1990, came “Wings.” Mr. Schramm was cast as Roy Biggins, whose tiny airline shared a terminal…

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Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61

[ad_1] Joe Diffie, a country singer who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk…

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Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61
Michael Sorkin, 72, Dies; Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change

Michael Sorkin, 72, Dies; Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change

[ad_1] Philip Johnson, long since ensconced as the dean of American architecture by the time Mr. Sorkin began writing, was…

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Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86

[ad_1] But then, opera had been his most troublesome genre. Even “The Devils of Loudun” (1969), his first opera and…

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Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86
Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85

Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85

[ad_1] Ray Mantilla, a percussionist and bandleader whose career spanned six decades and an array of styles in jazz, Latin…

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Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83

[ad_1] “Mike’s book was roughly split between his arrangements of other tunes and his original tunes,” Mr. Snyder said of…

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Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

[ad_1] His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol…

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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98

[ad_1] The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who helped organize a…

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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98