Tony Hsieh, Longtime Chief of Zappos, Dies at 46

He stepped down from the online shoe retailer to focus on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. He died of injuries suffered in a fire.

#deaths-obituaries, #e-commerce, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #shoes-and-boots, #zappos

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Debra White Plume, Defender of Her Tribe, Is Dead at 66

She championed the rights of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota and was a leader in protests at Wounded Knee and oil pipeline sites.

#american-indian-movement, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #keystone-pipeline-system, #native-americans, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #south-dakota, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd, #white-plume-debra-1954-2020, #wounded-knee-sd

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Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf Photographer, Dies at 85

He pioneered the use of strobe photography to break down a golfer’s swing. He was also innovative, even crafty, in documenting P.G.A. tournaments for decades.

#cameras, #country-music-hall-of-fame-and-museum, #deaths-obituaries, #golf, #golf-magazine, #kamsler-leonard, #pga-tour-inc, #photography

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Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.

#autopsies, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #fowkes-mary-1954-2020, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench’s Sitcom Co-Star, Is Dead at 93

Their show “As Time Goes By” was a hit in Britain and had a following in the U.S. “When you acted with him,” Ms. Dench said, “you’d just feel very safe.”

#actors-and-actresses, #as-time-goes-by-tv-program, #british-broadcasting-corp, #deaths-obituaries, #dench-judi, #palmer-geoffrey-1927-2020, #television, #the-fall-and-rise-of-reginald-perrin-tv-program

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Paolo Gabriele, Ex-Papal Butler in ‘Vatileaks’ Scandal, Dies at 54

He admitted to stealing files and giving them to a journalist as a way to expose Vatican corruption and protect his boss, Benedict XVI.

#benedict-xvi, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #corruption-institutional, #deaths-obituaries, #gabriele-paolo, #nuzzi-gianluigi, #roman-catholic-church, #vatican-city

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Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72

He was a widely respected labor economist at Stanford who led President George W. Bush’s economic council during the financial crisis.

#bush-george-w, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #lazear-edward-p, #productivity, #stanford-university, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

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James D. Wolfensohn, Who Led the World Bank for 10 Years, Dies at 86

He was a force on Wall Street before taking the reins of the bank in 1995, then proceeded to shake it up. He did the same at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #carnegie-hall, #deaths-obituaries, #kennedy-john-f-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-times-company, #salomon-brothers, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #wolfensohn-james-d, #world-bank

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Ian Finkel, ‘World’s Greatest Xylophonist,’ Dies at 72

He entertained from the borscht belt to the Philharmonic, playing an unconventional instrument with vaudevillian flair. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #finkel-fyvush, #finkel-ian-1948-2020, #music, #musical-instruments

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Diego Maradona, One of Soccer’s Greatest Players, Is Dead at 60

He was ranked with Pele among the best. But his ability to surprise and startle developed a darker edge as he became addicted to cocaine.

#argentina, #deaths-obituaries, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #maradona-diego, #soccer, #world-cup-soccer

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Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76

Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.

#african-national-congress, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #jana-priscilla-1943-2020, #legal-profession, #madikizela-mandela-winnie, #mandela-nelson, #robben-island-south-africa, #south-africa

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Honestie Hodges, Handcuffed by the Police at 11, Is Dead at 14

The incident caused a national uproar and soul-searching in the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department. Honestie died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #grand-rapids-mich, #hodges-honestie, #police

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David Maas, Half of ‘Quick Change’ Magic Act, Dies of Covid-19

Mr. Maas and his wife, who performed lightning-fast costume changes, often appeared on television and were a halftime fixture at N.B.A. and college basketball arenas.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #david-maas, #deaths-obituaries, #national-basketball-assn

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Reaction to David Dinkins’s Death

Rudolph Giuliani said on Twitter that Mr. Dinkins, his predecessor as New York City’s mayor, had given “a great deal of his life in service to our great City.”

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city

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David N. Dinkins, New York’s First Black Mayor, Dies at 93

Mr. Dinkins, who served in the early 1990s, was seen as a compromise selection for voters weary of racial unrest, crime and fiscal turmoil, and proved to be an able caretaker rather than a bold innovator.

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #new-york-city

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Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79

A daughter of British nobility, she knew instinctively how to make guests comfortable, the queen among them and even that table of dreadful bores.

#deaths-obituaries, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #england, #lady-elizabeth-anson, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

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Jake Scott, Super Bowl M.V.P. for the Dolphins, Dies at 75

A fearless defender, he had 35 interceptions in six seasons in Miami and was named to five consecutive Pro Bowls in the 1970s.

#deaths-obituaries, #football, #football-college, #miami-dolphins, #scott-jake-1945-2020

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Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100

Mr. Cordier was assistant to the legendary Jean Moulin, who unified Resistance groups in Nazi-occupied France.

#daniel-cordier, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Pat Quinn, Who Promoted A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 37

Mr. Quinn, who learned he had A.L.S. a month after he turned 30, was credited with helping to make the ice-bucket videos a viral sensation that raised $220 million worldwide.

#als-assn, #amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #deaths-obituaries, #frates-pete, #ice-bucket-challenge, #philanthropy, #quinn-pat, #research

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Cándido Camero, Conga Master Who Transformed Jazz, Dies at 99

He brought Afro-Cuban influences to American ensembles and dazzled audiences with his virtuosic multiple-drum technique.

#camero-candido, #cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #jazz, #latin-music, #musical-instruments

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Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95

He steered New York Waterway through financial straits. He also reveled in moments of glory, notably when his boats rode to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001.

#deaths-obituaries, #ferries, #imperatore-arthur-e-jr, #new-jersey, #ny-waterway, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems

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Jan Myrdal, Swedish Author and Provocateur, Dies at 93

His father and mother were both Nobel winners. His most famous book was about how badly they had treated him.

#books-and-literature, #childhood-1982-book, #deaths-obituaries, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #myrdal-jan, #politics-and-government, #writing-and-writers

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Jan Morris, Celebrated Writer of Place and History, Is Dead at 94

In more than four dozen books, Morris explored foreign lands, her own Britain and her experience as a transgender woman.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #morris-jan-1926, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

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Margaret Guilfoyle, Trailblazing Australian Lawmaker, Dies at 94

As a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s cabinet from 1975 to 1983, Ms. Guilfoyle was the first woman to run an Australian government department.

#australia, #deaths-obituaries, #fraser-malcolm-1930-2015, #guilfoyle-margaret-1926-2020, #politics-and-government

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Jill Paton Walsh, Multigenerational Writer, Dies at 83

Her books for young readers had won acclaim when, in 1994, one for adults made the Booker Prize shortlist — but only after she had resorted to publishing it herself.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #knowledge-of-angels-book, #man-booker-prize, #sayers-dorothy-l, #walsh-jill-paton, #writing-and-writers

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Ken Spears, Partner in an Animation Powerhouse, Dies at 82

Mr. Spears and Joe Ruby were best known for “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!,” perhaps the most spun-off series in the history of television.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #deaths-obituaries, #hanna-barbera-productions-inc, #ruby-spears-productions-inc, #ruby-joe-1933-2020, #scooby-doo-where-are-you-tv-program, #spears-ken-1938, #television

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Drew Days, First Black Head of Civil Rights Unit, Dies at 79

Born in the segregated South, Mr. Days, who later became solicitor general, knew from an early age that he wanted to work for civil rights.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #days-drew-s, #deaths-obituaries, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #solicitors-general, #united-states-politics-and-government

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LaTasha Benton, Who Pitched In Despite Obstacles, Dies at 43

She’d had strokes and two kidney transplants, but she remained active in social justice causes in Lexington, Ky. She died of the coronavirus.

#benton-latasha-1977-2020, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #lexington-ky, #transplants

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‘Jetman’ Who Flew Beside a Plane Dies While Training in Dubai

Vincent Reffet, a 36-year-old French stuntman, had also broken a record jumping from the world’s tallest building.

#deaths-obituaries, #jetman, #jetpacks, #vincent-reffet

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Sheldon H. Solow, Manhattan Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 92

He built an empire from scratch, changing the skyline with high-end residential and office towers but leaving his crowning project unfinished.

#deaths-obituaries, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #solow-sheldon-h

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Eleanor Schano, Trailblazing Journalist in Pittsburgh, Dies at 88

Ms. Schano rose from “weather girl” to reporter to anchor in firsts for the city, hiding three pregnancies along the way. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #news-and-news-media, #pittsburgh-pa, #schano-eleanor-1932-2020, #television, #women-and-girls

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Masatoshi Koshiba, 94, Dies; Nobel Winner Tracked Ghostly Neutrinos

A physics teacher had flunked him, denigrating his abilities. Dr. Koshiba set out to prove the teacher was wrong.

#deaths-obituaries, #koshiba-masatoshi, #neutrinos, #nobel-prizes, #physics

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Bruno Barbey, Magnum Photographer of War and Peace, Dies at 79

He was “a formidable visual architect” who captured the streets of Paris during the violent demonstrations in 1968 and documented the human experience in other parts of the world.

#barbey-bruno, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #magnum-photos, #photography, #the-italians-book

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Albert R. Jonsen, 89, Dies; Brought Medical Ethics to the Bedside

A former Jesuit priest and leader in bioethics, he believed that an ethicist should be part of a patient’s medical team when hard decisions have to be made.

#bioethics, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #jonsen-albert-r-1931-2020, #medical-ethics, #society-of-jesus, #university-of-san-francisco, #university-of-washington

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David Andahl, 55, Dies; Elected Posthumously in North Dakota

He caught Covid-19 as the virus surged across the state. How to fill his vacant seat in the state legislature remained in dispute.

#andahl-david-d-1964-2020, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #north-dakota, #ranches

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Roger Jepsen, Senator From Iowa and Reagan Ally, Dies at 91

A voice for farmers, he lost a re-election bid after it was disclosed that he had joined a health spa that was shut down on prostitution charges.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-obituaries, #elections-senate, #iowa, #jepsen-roger, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson

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Paul Hornung, Midcentury Football’s ‘Golden Boy,’ Is Dead at 84

His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity in the ’50s and ’60s.

#concussions, #deaths-obituaries, #football, #football-college, #green-bay-packers, #heisman-trophy, #helmets, #hornung-paul, #national-football-league, #pro-football-hall-of-fame, #riddell, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-notre-dame

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Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Lover of Timothy Leary, High Priest of LSD, Dies at 74

Traumatized by her experience with the psychedelic Pied Piper, she spent decades “composting” her thoughts about him and learning to start her life over again.

#deaths-obituaries, #harcourt-smith-joanna-1946-2020, #leary-timothy, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #tripping-the-bardo-with-timothy-leary-my-psychedelic-love-story-book

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Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Ms. Lee was a prominent activist and a founder of women’s studies programs. She also stood up to the country’s dictators.

#deaths-obituaries, #lee-kyo-jae, #south-korea, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #womens-rights

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Tom Metzger, Notorious White Supremacist, Dies at 82

Mr. Metzger, a former Klansman and the founder of the White Aryan Resistance, was one of the most influential leaders of the white power movement.

#anti-semitism, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #ku-klux-klan, #metzger-tom, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

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Rance Allen, Frontman of a New-Sounding Gospel Group, Dies at 71

The Rance Allen Group was at the forefront of contemporary gospel, fusing traditional music with pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, even disco.

#allen-rance-1948-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #gospel-music, #music, #rance-allen-group-music-group

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Aldo Tambellini, Avant-Garde Filmmaker and Video Artist, Dies at 90

A fixture of the Lower East Side’s ’60s art scene, he had an abiding interest in black. “‘Black,’” he wrote, “is not the opposite of white; it is a state of being.”

#art, #avant-garde, #deaths-obituaries, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #movies, #tambellini-aldo-1930, #video-art

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Israel Horovitz, Playwright Tarnished by Abuse Allegations, Dies at 81

Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names, but he was also accused by multiple women of a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.

#deaths-obituaries, #gloucester-stage-co, #horovitz-israel, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 86

In 1960, Ms. Bridges enrolled her daughter Ruby in an all-white school in New Orleans and escorted her there, breaking through segregation.

#black-people, #bridges-lucille-commadore-1934-2020, #bridges-ruby, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #new-orleans-la, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, Dies at 84

During his tenure as the world’s longest-serving prime minister, he oversaw development in the Gulf kingdom, stood up for the monarchy and quashed dissent.

#bahrain, #deaths-obituaries, #khalifa-khalifa-bin-salman-al, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86

His blood always ran green: eight titles with Boston as a Hall of Fame forward and two as head coach followed by a three-decade career as a die-hard Celtics broadcaster.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #halls-of-fame, #heinsohn-tom, #nba-championship, #television

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David Toole, Disabled Dancer With Grace in His Hands, Dies at 56

He learned to dance expressively long after his legs were amputated. A premier disabled performer on stages around the world, he opened the 2012 London Paralympics.

#dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #great-britain, #paralympic-games, #toole-david-1964-2020

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Marty, Longtime Mascot of Mount Washington Observatory, Dies

“He might love you one week and the next week, he wouldn’t come near you,” said an observatory official. “Typical cat.”

#cats, #deaths-obituaries, #mascots, #mount-washington-nh, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us

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Saeb Erekat, Longtime Palestinian Chief Negotiator, Dies at 65

A passionate champion of Palestinian statehood, his goal seemed to become less attainable with time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #erekat-saeb, #international-relations, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #west-bank

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Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Dies at 80

A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.

#deaths-obituaries, #jeopardy-tv-program, #records-and-achievements, #trebek-alex

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