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Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Racial Pioneer, Is Dead at 95

By Huw Richards

Along with his fellow Barbados batsmen Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — together they were “the three Ws” — he broke the sport’s longstanding color barrier.

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Mary Kay Letourneau Dies at 58

By Daniel Victor

A tabloid fixture in the 1990s, she defended the relationship as consensual, as did he.

Henry Martin, Wry New Yorker Cartoonist, Is Dead at 94

He defined his artistic mission as finding humor in the mundane and everyday — and he found it for 35 years.

Charlie Daniels, Fiddling Force in Country and Rock, Dies at 83

By Bill Friskics-Warren

He was a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a blazing fiddle player on hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” His politics swung, too, from left to right.

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dead at 41 of Coronavirus

By Michael Paulson

The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, Dies at 91

By Robert D. McFadden

His vast output included atmospheric music for spaghetti westerns in his native Italy and scores for some 500 movies by a Who’s Who of directors.

Ennio Morricone, Influential Creator of Music for Modern Cinema, Dies at 91

By Robert D. McFadden

The Italian composer wrote atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of international directors.

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dead at 41 of Coronavirus

By Michael Paulson

The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dead at 41 of Coronavirus

By Michael Paulson

The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.

Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

By Penelope Green

For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.

Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82

By Simon Romero

His coming-of-age novel “Bless Me, Ultima” reframed the way many in New Mexico viewed their own history, even as school districts tried to ban it.

Saroj Khan, Choreographer Who Made Bollywood Sparkle, Dies at 71

By Shalini Venugopal Bhagat

Beginning in the industry as a child actress, Ms. Khan went on to choreograph some of the most memorable performances of the 1980s and ’90s.

Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

By Richard Sandomir

He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.

Gay Culverhouse,Who Helped Injured Football Players, Dies at 73

By Richard Goldstein

She navigated the league’s male-dominated world as a team president, then devoted her energy to fighting on behalf of players with brain disorders.

Hugh Downs, Perennial Small-Screen Fixture, Is Dead at 99

By Richard Severo

A longtime host of both “Today” and “20/20,” for many years he held the Guinness-certified record for most total hours on commercial network television.

Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

By Richard Sandomir

He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.

Madeline McWhinney Dale, Trailblazing Banker, Is Dead at 98

By Steven Kurutz

She was the first female officer of the Federal Reserve Bank. Later, in another first, she ran a commercial bank largely owned and operated by women.

Johnny Mandel, 94, Writer of Memorable Movie Scores, Is Dead

By Eric Grode

After composing and arranging for big bands, he gave the world melodies like “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily” and “Suicide Is Painless.”

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