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Michael Malone, wide-ranging novelist and TV writer, dies at 79

Michael Malone, a novelist and television writer who moved seamlessly between genres, writing serious comic novels, comic serious novels and best-selling mystery novels —...

Betty Brown Casey, Washington philanthropist, dies at 95

Betty Brown Casey, a quiet but influential force in Washington philanthropy who inherited a fortune from her husband, survived a mysterious car bombing and...

Wolfgang Petersen, Oscar-nominated director of ‘Das Boot,’ dies at 81

Placeholder while article actions loadWolfgang Petersen, a German filmmaker whose 1981 drama “Das Boot” earned global acclaim for its humane depiction of U-boat sailors...

Zofia Posmysz, whose Holocaust story reached opera stage, dies at 98

Placeholder while article actions loadZofia Posmysz, a Polish radio journalist on assignment in Paris, was crossing the Place de la Concorde in 1959 when...

Olivia Newton-John, pop singer and ‘Grease’ star, dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the dulcet-voiced singer from Australia who became a country-pop, folk-pop, rock-pop, disco-pop sensation in the 1970s, starred in the Hollywood musical juggernaut...

David McCullough, master chronicler of American history, dies at 89

David McCullough was a young researcher at the U.S. Information Agency when he walked into the Library of Congress in 1961 and chanced upon...

Archie Roach, a mesmerizing voice of Indigenous Australia, dies at 66

When Archie Roach was 3 or 4, welfare officers came to take him away from his family in southeastern Australia. His aunt tried to...

Vin Scully, a Babe Ruth of the broadcast booth, dies at 94

Vin Scully, whose soothing delivery, exhaustive knowledge of the game, masterful powers of description and Ripkenesque indefatigability made him the best-known and best-loved baseball...

Celtics great Russell, 11-time champ, dies at 88

Bill Russell, the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics dynasty that won eight straight titles and 11 overall during his career, died Sunday. The Hall...

Bill Russell, basketball great who worked for civil rights, dies at 88

Throughout his basketball career, Bill Russell compiled a legacy of championship achievement unparalleled in any sport. As the dominant defensive player of his generation,...

Aaron Latham, ‘Urban Cowboy’ screenwriter, dies at 78

Aaron Latham, a magazine writer whose stylish dispatch from the ringside of a mechanical bull at a Texas honky-tonk saloon inspired “Urban Cowboy,” the...

Bob Rafelson, a New Hollywood renegade, dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, who co-created the made-for-TV band the Monkees in the 1960s and helped define the ambitious, boundary-breaking ethos of the New Hollywood, directing...

Diana Kennedy, cookbook author who promoted Mexican cuisine, dies at 99

Diana Kennedy, a British-born cookbook author and expatriate who became one of the world’s leading experts on authentic Mexican cuisine, influencing generations of chefs...

Claes Oldenburg, a whimsical father of pop art, dies at 93

Claes Oldenburg, a Swedish-born artist whose lighthearted caricatures of everyday things — such as monumental renderings of lipstick and binoculars as well as “soft...

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