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Anthony O’Reilly, Flashy Irish Tycoon Who Led Heinz, Is Dead at 88 (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
He had success on the rugby pitch and in boardrooms, building a media empire and boosting Heinz’s profits, but his fortunes buckled in the global financial crisis.
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Nathan Hare, 91, Forceful Founder of First Black Studies Program, Dies (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
Seeking to bring the ideas of Black power into the classroom — and coining the term “ethnic studies” — he clashed with a university as well as allies on the left.
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Ángeles Flórez Peón, Spanish Civil War’s Last Militiawoman, Dies at 105 (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
She was revered as an essential guardian of the country’s memory of war and repression long after the Franco dictatorship.
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Donald Sutherland, a Chameleon of a Movie Star, Dies at 88 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
In a wide-ranging career (from “M*A*S*H” to “Ordinary People” to “The Hunger Games”), he could be endearing in one role, menacing in another and just plain odd in a third.
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James Chance, No Wave and Punk-Funk Pioneer, Dies at 71 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
With the Contortions and James White and the Blacks, the songwriter and saxophonist set out to challenge musicians and stir up audiences.
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William Goines, First Black Navy SEAL, Dies at 87 (Thu, 20 Jun 2024)
He overcame segregation at home and in the military to serve three tours in Vietnam as a member of the storied special operations unit.
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Taylor Wily, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ Actor, Dies at 56 (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
He spent his early career as a professional sumo wrestler.
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Thomas J. McCormack Dies at 92; Transformed St. Martin’s Press (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
He turned “an insignificant trade house” into a powerhouse, publishing best sellers like “The Silence of the Lambs” and “All Creatures Great and Small.”
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Barbara Gladstone, 89, Dies; Art Dealer With Global Reach and a Personal Touch (Thu, 20 Jun 2024)
An art world power, she represented more than 70 artists and estates and ran two large exhibition spaces in Manhattan as well as offshoots abroad.
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George Woodwell, 95, Influential Ecologist on Climate Change, Dies (Thu, 20 Jun 2024)
The founder of the renowned Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, he also helped shape U.S. policies on controlling toxic substances like DDT.
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Remembering Willie Mays as Both Untouchable and Human (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
Mays, who died on Tuesday at 93, had been perfect for so long that the shock of seeing baseball get the best of him was the shock of seeing a god become mortal.
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Willie Mays, Baseball’s Electrifying Player of Power and Grace, Is Dead at 93 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
Mays, the Say Hey Kid, was the game’s exuberant embodiment of the complete player. Some say he was the greatest of them all.
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Elinor Fuchs, a Leading Scholar of the American Stage, Is Dead at 91 (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
As a journalist and later as a Yale professor, she provided the intellectual tools to help actors, directors and audiences understand challenging theatrical work.
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Sarah Mandel, Therapist Who Told Her ‘Trauma Narrative,’ Dies at 42 (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
She received a diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer late in her second pregnancy and described her experience in a book, “Little Earthquakes: A Memoir.”
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Bob Schul, a Singular U.S. Olympian in the 5,000-Meter Race, Dies at 86 (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
His remarkable sprint in the final yards on a muddy track in the 1964 Games in Tokyo made him the only American ever to win the gold medal in that event.
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Neil Goldschmidt, Portland Mayor Who Abused Teenager, Dies at 83 (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
While he was reviving Portland, Ore., as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city, he was also sexually abusing a teenage girl over three years, he later admitted.
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Anouk Aimée, Enigmatic Star of ‘A Man and a Woman,’ Dies at 92 (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
The French actress had already made an impression in international film when she appeared in Claude Lelouch’s 1966 romance, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination.
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Angela Bofill, R&B Hitmaker With a Silky Voice, Dies at 70 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
Starting in the late 1970s, she scored multiple hit singles, including “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” and “I Try,” but a pair of strokes in the 2000s ended her career.
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George R. Nethercutt Jr., Who Ousted a House Speaker, Dies at 79 (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
He defeated Thomas S. Foley of Washington State in the 1994 Republican midterm sweep. It was the first time since the Civil War-era that voters rejected a House speaker.
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William H. Donaldson, Wall St. Lion Who Led the S.E.C., Dies at 93 (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
He co-founded D.L.J., the first securities firm to offer shares to the public. As S.E.C. chairman, he pressed for a stronger watchdog role after a series of accounting scandals.
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James Kent, Chef Who Was Building a Restaurant Empire, Dies at 45 (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
He had opened two restaurants and a cocktail bar in downtown Manhattan, and he was preparing for a big expansion backed by LeBron James.
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Paul Pressler, Disgraced Christian Conservative Leader, Dies at 94 (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
A former judge, he helped steer the Southern Baptist Convention to the right. But at least seven men accused him of sexual abuse.
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John Everett Benson, Who Chiseled John F. Kennedy’s Grave, Dies at 84 (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
A master of the ancient and exacting art of carving into rock, he was 25 when he began his first major commission, at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Lynn Conway, Computing Pioneer and Transgender Advocate, Dies at 86 (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
She made significant contributions at IBM, but she lost her job because of her conviction that she inhabited the wrong body. She later fought for transgender rights.
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Ben Vautier, Artist Whose Specialty Was Provocation, Dies at 88 (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
A core member of the anti-art movement Fluxus, he died by suicide hours after the death of his wife of 60 years.
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