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John Morris, Composer for Mel Brooks’s Films, Dies at 91

John Morris, Composer for Mel Brooks’s Films, Dies at 91

John Morris wrote the music for the “Springtime for Hitler” production number in “The Producers,” directed by Mel Brooks. He worked with Mr. Brooks on 11 films.

Stanley Falkow, Who Saw How Bacteria Cause Disease, Dies at 84

Stanley Falkow, Who Saw How Bacteria Cause Disease, Dies at 84

Dr. Stanley Falkow on the Stanford University campus in 2008. The year before, he received the honor he coveted most when he was elected to the Royal Society in Britain.

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler near her seat at Madison Square Garden behind the Knicks’ bench in 2011 during Game 3 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, pitting New York against the Boston Celtics. (The Celtics won, on their way to sweeping the Knicks in four games.)

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.

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John A. Stormer’s 1964 book landed in the year that the Republican Party nominated the conservative Senator Barry M. Goldwater for the presidency. His supporters latched onto it.

Mickey Jones, Drummer Turned Character Actor, Is Dead at 76

Mickey Jones, Drummer Turned Character Actor, Is Dead at 76

Mickey Jones played the marijuana dealer Rodney Dunham in the FX crime drama “Justified.”

Rene Portland, 65, Longtime Penn State Basketball Coach, Dies

Rene Portland, 65, Longtime Penn State Basketball Coach, Dies

The Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland at courtside during a game against the University of Richmond in 1994. Her teams played in the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament 21 times and made one appearance in the Final Four.

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.

Dick Leitsch, Whose ‘Sip-In’ Was a Gay Rights Milestone, Dies at 83

Dick Leitsch, Whose ‘Sip-In’ Was a Gay Rights Milestone, Dies at 83

After pouring their drinks, a bartender at Julius’ in the West Village refused to continue to serve participants in a “sip-in” protest in 1966 after they told him they were gay. The bartender placed his hand over one of their glasses. The protesters were identified as John Timmons, Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell and Randy Wicker.

Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of Ikea and Creator of a Global Empire, Dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of Ikea and Creator of a Global Empire, Dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of the Swedish furniture chain Ikea. All his life, he practiced thrift and diligence, and he saw those traits as the basis for Ikea’s success.

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

Pat Swindall in 1989 after he was sentenced to one year in prison on perjury charges.

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

David Rothenberg with his mother, Marie. An attack by his father, reportedly in a custody dispute, left him disfigured for life.

Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74

Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74

Paul Booth speaking on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade during her stint with Leonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

José Molina performing in Bryant Park in Manhattan in 1967. “Onstage, he exuded simplicity, charisma and charm,” a fellow dancer said. “The audience adored him.”

Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican’s Interfaith Point Man, Is Dead at 75

Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican’s Interfaith Point Man, Is Dead at 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in 2007, the year he was appointed president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.


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