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Lori Teresa Yearwood, Journalist of Life on the Edge, Dies at 57 (Sat, 30 Sep 2023)
Once a reporter for The Miami Herald, she became homeless. She later returned to journalism, calling on her experience to cover the continuing homelessness crisis.
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Evelyn Fox Keller, Who Turned a Feminist Lens on Science, Dies at 87 (Sat, 30 Sep 2023)
Trained as a physicist and biologist, she argued that science had become gendered, with a narrow masculine framework that distorted inquiry.
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Nancy Van de Vate, Composer and Advocate for Women in Music, Dies at 92 (Sat, 30 Sep 2023)
An American who settled in Vienna, she had a prolific career in contemporary classical music and broke gender barriers in her field.
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Chris Snow, Hockey Executive Who Publicly Faced A.L.S., Dies at 42 (Sun, 01 Oct 2023)
The assistant general manager of the Calgary Flames of the N.H.L. was given a year to live when he received the diagnosis in 2019. He and his wife used their time to document life with the disease.
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Dianne Feinstein, 90, Dies; Oldest Sitting Senator and Fixture of California Politics (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
She achieved remarkable political breakthroughs as a woman, becoming San Francisco’s first female mayor and the first woman elected to the Senate from California.
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Tom Conway, Steelworkers President and Biden Ally, Dies at 71 (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
A tough but pragmatic negotiator, he led his union through decades of tumult, then helped drive through the president’s infrastructure plans.
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Lucy Morgan, Feared and Revered Florida Reporter, Dies at 82 (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
Her investigations upended rural sheriffs’ departments, exposed state senators’ misdeeds and exemplified the power of a past era in American newspapering.
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Robert Day, Financier and Philanthropist, Dies at 79 (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
An heir to an oil fortune, he built his own empire with TCW Group and was an influential California donor, including to his alma mater, Claremont McKenna College.
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Michael Gambon, Dumbledore in the ‘Harry Potter’ Films, Dies at 82 (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
After he made his mark in London in the 1970s, he went on to play a wide range of roles, including Edward VII, Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill.
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Ed Fancher, a Founder of The Village Voice, Is Dead at 100 (Fri, 29 Sep 2023)
When he started the alternative weekly with Dan Wolf and Norman Mailer in 1955, he later said, “We were crazy enough to think it would succeed.”
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How Dumbledore Became Michael Gambon’s Most Recognizable Role (Thu, 28 Sep 2023)
The great British stage actor was not initially cast as the wizarding headmaster in the “Harry Potter” films, but he made the role his own.
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M. S. Swaminathan, Scientist Who Helped Conquer Famine in India, Dies at 98 (Thu, 28 Sep 2023)
Called the father of India’s Green Revolution, he served on agencies and boards around the world and developed a system of ecologically safe food production.
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Nashawn Breedlove, Rapper Who Dueled Eminem in ‘8 Mile,’ Dies at 46 (Thu, 28 Sep 2023)
He drew praise for his scene in the film, in which he belittled Eminem’s character with sarcastic lyrics, a gruff voice and an imposing presence.
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Endel Tulving, Whose Work on Memory Reshaped Psychology, Dies at 96 (Wed, 27 Sep 2023)
He drew a distinction between the facts we learn and the experiences we remember, which he argued are part of what makes us human.
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Brooks Robinson, Slick-Fielding Orioles Hall of Famer, Dies at 86 (Wed, 27 Sep 2023)
In his 23-year career, all of it with the Baltimore Orioles, he had 2,848 hits and 268 home runs. But he was best known for his unparalleled defense.
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Terry Kirkman, Whose Band Was a Late-1960s Hit Machine, Dies at 83 (Wed, 27 Sep 2023)
A singer, songwriter and virtuoso musician, he was a founder of the clean-cut group the Association and wrote one of its biggest hits, “Cherish.”
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Overlooked No More: Alice Anderson, Who Ran Australia’s First All-Woman Garage (Tue, 26 Sep 2023)
Her car repair business was described as having a staff “capable of doing the jobs any male member of the automobile industry would undertake.”
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Pearl Bowser, Expert in Early Black Filmmakers, Dies at 92 (Wed, 27 Sep 2023)
She aided in the rediscovery of Oscar Micheaux and others who were telling stories for Black audiences early in the last century.
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Jeremy Silman, Author of Best-Selling Chess Books, Dies at 69 (Tue, 26 Sep 2023)
Writing in a conversational and colloquial style, he offered practical advice on how to cut down on mistakes, the most difficult part of the game to master.
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Phil Sellers, Whose Basketball Stardom Was Short-Lived, Dies at 69 (Tue, 26 Sep 2023)
He led Rutgers to an undefeated 1975-76 regular season and into the Final Four, where the Scarlet Knights lost in the semifinals. But his N.B.A. career was brief.
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David McCallum, Actor in ‘NCIS’ and ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ Dies at 90 (Tue, 26 Sep 2023)
An experienced character actor, he found fame in the 1960s as the enigmatic Illya Kuryakin, and again in the 2000s as an eccentric medical examiner on “N.C.I.S.”
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Barbara Mullen, Who Rode Unorthodox Beauty to Modeling Fame, Dies at 96 (Tue, 26 Sep 2023)
With her 20-inch waist and gangly figure, she overcame early skepticism from editors to embody a new look in 1950s fashion.
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Matteo Messina Denaro, Long-Sought Italian Mafia Boss, Dies at 61 (Mon, 25 Sep 2023)
A high-ranking member of the Cosa Nostra, he was arrested in January after decades on the run. He was found through medical records related to his cancer treatment.
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