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Lorrie Collins, Dynamic Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead at 76

Lorrie Collins, Dynamic Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead at 76

The Collins Kids, Larry and Lorrie, in an undated photo. By the time Ms. Collins turned 12 she was appearing onstage with her brother, a guitar prodigy who sang high harmonies above her declamatory lead vocals.

Overlooked No More: Julia de Burgos, a Poet Who Helped Shape Puerto Rico’s Identity

Overlooked No More: Julia de Burgos, a Poet Who Helped Shape Puerto Rico’s Identity

Julia de Burgos’s poetry explored issues like Puerto Rico’s colonial past, the legacy of slavery and American imperialism.

Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

Keorapetse Kgositsile in an undated photograph. In New York he fell in with writers and musicians, among them Hugh Masekela, Amiri Baraka (then known as LeRoi Jones) and Ishmael Reed.

David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

David Toschi in 1976. With his natty wardrobe, Mr. Toschi was for many people the public face of the Zodiac investigation as the case took twists and turns over the years.

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

The photographer David Douglas Duncan in 1969. He was among the most influential photographers of the 20th century, a Life magazine peer of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White and Carl Mydans.

Tony Sparano, Well-Traveled Coach in N.F.L., Is Dead at 56

Tony Sparano, Well-Traveled Coach in N.F.L., Is Dead at 56

Tony Sparano, the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line coach, during a game against the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 in Minneapolis.

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.

Mel Gordon, Drama Scholar of the Fringe, Is Dead at 71

Mel Gordon, Drama Scholar of the Fringe, Is Dead at 71

Mel Gordon in 2007. A colleague described him as a provocative, risqué storyteller but “a wonderful, maverick researcher.”

John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83

John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83

Senator John V. Tunney in 1976, the year he lost his seat to a former Democrat.

Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86

Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86

Jerome Lefkowitz, left, and his son Jay in a family photo showing them in front of the United States Supreme Court in 2013 after the younger Mr. Lefkowitz, also a lawyer, had argued a case there.

John Barton, Revelatory Shakespeare Director, Is Dead at 89

John Barton, Revelatory Shakespeare Director, Is Dead at 89

John Barton with the actress Janet Suzman at a rehearsal for a Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in London in 1965.

Joan Chase, Who Drew Acclaim With First Novel at 46, Dies at 81

Joan Chase, Who Drew Acclaim With First Novel at 46, Dies at 81

Joan Chase in 1984. One reviewer called her “a writer who understands the tyranny of the human heart — and who is not afraid to take risks.”

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

Amber Tatro was 8 years old when the United States Supreme Court was hearing her case seeking health care services from her school district, in Irving, Tex. The court rule unanimously in her favor.

Maya Jribi, Tunisian Fighter for Democracy, Is Dead at 58

Maya Jribi, Tunisian Fighter for Democracy, Is Dead at 58

Maya Jribi, the first female leader of a political party in Tunisia, at a meeting of the country’s newly elected constituent assembly, the body in charge of devising a new constitution, in Tunis in December 2011.

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga in 2011. She recalled her high school principal in California telling her and other Japanese-American students, “You don’t deserve to get your high school diplomas because your people bombed Pearl Harbor.”

Jim Neidhart, Wrestler Known as the Anvil, Is Dead at 63

Jim Neidhart, Wrestler Known as the Anvil, Is Dead at 63

The wrestler Jim Neidhart, left, faced William (the Refrigerator) Perry of the Chicago Bears at WrestleMania 2 in Rosemont, Ill., in 1986.


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