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Kathy Kriger, ‘Madame Rick’ at Her Casablanca Cafe, Is Dead at 72

Kathy Kriger, ‘Madame Rick’ at Her Casablanca Cafe, Is Dead at 72

Kathy Kriger, the owner and founder of Rick’s Café, which opened in 2004. On most nights Ms. Kriger — “Madame Rick” to the regulars — could be found at the corner of the bar, sipping water from a wine glass

John Mahoney, Actor Best Known for ‘Frasier,’ Dies at 77

John Mahoney, Actor Best Known for ‘Frasier,’ Dies at 77

John Mahoney, left, with David Hyde Pierce and Jane Leeves in a scene from “Frasier.” Mr. Mahoney played Martin Crane, the title character’s crotchety, working-class father.

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

George Scott, left, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan in 2002.

Nick Meglin, 82, a Mad Magazine Mainstay, Is Dead

Nick Meglin, 82, a Mad Magazine Mainstay, Is Dead

Nick Meglin at the Mad magazine office in Manhattan in the 1980s. The magazine’s publisher, William M. Gaines, once called Mr. Meglin “the soul and conscience” of Mad.

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Matt (Guitar) Murphy at the Rialto Theater in Joliet, Ill., in 2012. In his long career he played with Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and many others.

Chuck Knox, 3-Time N.F.L. Coach of the Year, Is Dead at 86

Chuck Knox, 3-Time N.F.L. Coach of the Year, Is Dead at 86

Chuck Knox, coach of the Buffalo Bills, waves to Jets coach Walt Michaels after the Bills defeated the Jets in the playoffs in 1981. At left is Fred Smerlas of the Bills.

Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85

Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85

Chuck Vinci working out at a Manhattan health club in 1958 in preparation for a contest between American and Russian weight lifters at Madison Square Garden. He is considered one of the greatest weight lifters ever; at just under five feet, he was also one of the smallest.

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72

Art Bell in his home studio in Pahrump, Nev., in 1998. He once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Gov. Robert D. Ray of Iowa, right, in 1976 at the Iowa State Fair with Senator Bob Dole, the Republican candidate for vice president on the ticket with President Gerald R. Ford.

Ed Schultz, Blunt-Spoken Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz, Blunt-Spoken Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz hosting his nightly MSNBC program, “The Ed Show,” in 2009, the year he was hired.

Marcia Thompson, Prudent Promoter of the Arts, Dies at 94

Marcia Thompson, Prudent Promoter of the Arts, Dies at 94

Marcia Thompson at her office in Manhattan in 1985, when she was head of the National Arts Stabilization Fund.

Khaira Arby, Outspoken Malian Singer With Global Reach, Dies at 58

Khaira Arby, Outspoken Malian Singer With Global Reach, Dies at 58

Khaira Arby performing at the Bell House in Brooklyn in 2011. The New York Times music critic Jon Pareles called that show one of the concert highlights of the year.

Moshe Arens, Israeli Statesman and Ex-Defense Minister, Dies at 93

Moshe Arens, Israeli Statesman and Ex-Defense Minister, Dies at 93

The Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens, left, with fellow leaders of the ruling Likud party in Tel Aviv in 1992. With him, from left, were Ariel Sharon, the housing minister at the time; David Levy, the foreign minister; and Yitzhak Shamir, prime minister.

Keely Smith, Torch Singer With a Deadpan Role, Is Dead at 89

Keely Smith, Torch Singer With a Deadpan Role, Is Dead at 89

Keely Smith and Louis Prima, as captured in the 1999 documentary “Louis Prima: The Wildest.”

Homer A. Neal, Leader in Physics Who Explored Matter, Dies at 75

Homer A. Neal, Leader in Physics Who Explored Matter, Dies at 75

Homer A. Neal in 1981. He participated in the detection of the subatomic particle called Higgs boson, one of the building blocks of matter, and was a national figure in physics.

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, left, in 2000 with Hank Ketcham, creator of “Dennis the Menace,” in Los Angeles. Mr. Holley was a ghost illustrator of Mr. Ketcham’s comic strip.


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