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Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

Mr. Giaiotti with Carlotta Ordassy, left, and Joan Sutherland in a production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Met in 1964.

Alfred Crosby, ‘Father of Environmental History,’ Is Dead at 87

Alfred Crosby, ‘Father of Environmental History,’ Is Dead at 87

Alfred W. Crosby on Nantucket Island, Mass., in 2006. His research focused on cultural and biological changes in the New World.

Lindy Remigino, Olympic Champion Runner, Is Dead at 87

Lindy Remigino, Olympic Champion Runner, Is Dead at 87

The photo finish of the 100-meter dash at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Lindy Remigino, third from the top, beat Herb McKenley of Jamaica, second from the top. The judges concluded that Remigino’s right shoulder had beaten McKenley’s chest by an inch.

Andre Surmain, Who Fed the Elite in Luxe Style at Lutèce, Dies at 97

Andre Surmain, Who Fed the Elite in Luxe Style at Lutèce, Dies at 97

Andre Surmain, in an undated photo, at Lutèce, the East Side townhouse he helped transform into a bastion of fine dining in New York.

Phil Rodgers, ‘Brashest Man in Golf,’ Is Dead at 80

Phil Rodgers, ‘Brashest Man in Golf,’ Is Dead at 80

Phil Rodgers at the 1963 British Open at Royal Lytham in England. He tied with the New Zealander Bob Charles after 72 holes but lost in a playoff.

Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

Cecil Taylor listening to a recording in 1966 with the composer Luc Ferrari.

Sister Maureen Turlish, a Voice for Sex Abuse Victims, Dies at 79

Sister Maureen Turlish, a Voice for Sex Abuse Victims, Dies at 79

Sister Maureen Paul Turlish speaking at a news conference in Philadelphia about the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Next to her is Arthur Baselice, the father of a victim.

Jan Maxwell, Celebrated Stage Actress, Is Dead at 61

Jan Maxwell, Celebrated Stage Actress, Is Dead at 61

Jan Maxwell, left, with Bernadette Peters and Ron Raines in the musical “Follies” in 2011 at the Marquis Theater in New York. It was her last Broadway role.

Anne Treisman, Who Studied How We Perceive, Dies at 82

Anne Treisman, Who Studied How We Perceive, Dies at 82

Dr. Anne Treisman receiving the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama at the White House in 2013.

Dr. Samuel Epstein, 91, Cassandra of Cancer Prevention, Dies

Dr. Samuel Epstein, 91, Cassandra of Cancer Prevention, Dies

Dr. Samuel Epstein in his office at the University of Illinois in 1998. “He showed that powerful industries could cause cancer,” a colleague said, “that cancer was a political disease, requiring political solutions, which made him a bit like the Rachel Carson or Ralph Nader of Cancer.”

José Ramón Fernández, Who Helped Form Cuba’s Army, Dies at 95

José Ramón Fernández, Who Helped Form Cuba’s Army, Dies at 95

José Ramón Fernández with Fidel Castro in 2001 at an international conference in Havana. The conference marked the 40th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, in which General Fernández commanded militia troops in a successful battle against Cuban exiles.

Soon-Tek Oh, Actor Who Chafed at Asian Stereotypes, Dies at 85

Soon-Tek Oh, Actor Who Chafed at Asian Stereotypes, Dies at 85

Soon-Tek Oh, center, in a 1980 episode of “Charlie’s Angels” with, from left, Tanya Roberts, David Doyle, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Author Ursula Le Guin at home with her cat, Lorenzo, in 1996. The writer’s “pleasant duty,” she said, is to ply the reader’s imagination with “the best and purest nourishment that it can absorb.”

Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

The dancer, actor and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, whose students included David Bowie, in an undated photo.

Billy Cannon, Football Star With a Troubled Life, Dies at 80

Billy Cannon, Football Star With a Troubled Life, Dies at 80

Billy Cannon won the Heisman Trophy, given to college football’s best player, in 1959 after his senior season at Louisiana State University.

Yvette Horner, France’s Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95

Yvette Horner, France’s Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95

The accordionist Yvette Horner performing on the French Riviera in 1977.


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