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Richard Jenrette, 89, Wall St. Power and Preserver of Homes, Dies

Richard Jenrette, 89, Wall St. Power and Preserver of Homes, Dies

Richard Jenrette in 1996 at Millford, in Pinewood, S.C., one of a dozen historic American homes he restored and furnished with period antiques.

Alice Provensen, a Star in the Children’s-Book World, Dies at 99

Alice Provensen, a Star in the Children’s-Book World, Dies at 99

Alice and Martin Provensen at work in their studio in a family photograph from the 1950s. Their creative partnership of almost 40 years was famous in the world of children’s books.

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

Asma Jahangir leaving the Cerro Hueco prison in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, in 1999. She championed the rights of religious minorities and those in bonded labor.

Barbara Kafka, Cookbook Author and Food Writer, Dies at 84

Barbara Kafka, Cookbook Author and Food Writer, Dies at 84

Barbara Kafka in the kitchen of her Manhattan home in 2005. “How could you not love a woman who liberates us from the tyranny of conventional wisdom?” her longtime editor said.

Angelo Falcón, Advocate for Latinos in New York, Dies at 66

Angelo Falcón, Advocate for Latinos in New York, Dies at 66

Angelo Falcón in 2014 at a City Hall rally organized by Hispanic community leaders to protest what they said was a low level of Latino representation in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

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.

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.”

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.”

Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 68

The columnist Charles Krauthammer at his office in Washington in 2010. “This is the final verdict,” he wrote of his cancer prognosis this month. “My fight is over.”

Hugh Masekela, Trumpeter and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, Trumpeter and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela performing “Songs of Migration” in Johannesburg in February 2010.

Bob Beattie, 85, Olympic Ski Coach and ABC Sports Analyst, Dies

Bob Beattie, 85, Olympic Ski Coach and ABC Sports Analyst, Dies

Bob Beattie, left, spoke with the ski racer Spider Sabich, who competed for the United States in the 1968 Olympics, in an undated family photograph.

Ronald Dunbar, 78, Producer and Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Dies

Ronald Dunbar, 78, Producer and Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Dies

Ron Dunbar, who worked with Berry Gordy, George Clinton and the songwriting and producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland, in an undated family photograph.

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

The cinematographer Robby Müller on the set of the 1989 film “Mystery Train,” one of many directed by Jim Jarmusch on which he worked.

Paul D. Boyer, 99, Dies; Nobel Winner Decoded Enzyme That Powers Life

Paul D. Boyer, 99, Dies; Nobel Winner Decoded Enzyme That Powers Life

Dr. Paul D. Boyer, left, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Concert Hall in Stockholm in December 1997.

Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian Chess Grandmaster, Is Dead at 85

Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian Chess Grandmaster, Is Dead at 85

Evgeni Vasiukov, front left, one of the world’s best chess players for many years, in an undated photograph in Moscow.

Hal Greer, Hall of Fame Jump Shooter for 76ers, Is Dead at 81

Hal Greer, Hall of Fame Jump Shooter for 76ers, Is Dead at 81

Philadelphia 76ers guard Hal Greer drives past Bill Russell during a game against the Celtics in Boston in 1968. Greer was one of the most consistently prolific pro guards of the 1960s.


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