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Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Matt (Guitar) Murphy at the Rialto Theater in Joliet, Ill., in 2012. In his long career he played with Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and many others.

Stephen Reid, Gentleman Bank Robber Turned Writer, Dies at 68

Stephen Reid, Gentleman Bank Robber Turned Writer, Dies at 68

Stephen Reid in an undated photo. “It’s not rocket science,” he said of bank robbery. “You don’t have to be Stephen Hawking.”

Tony Bullimore, Saved in Dramatic Ocean Rescue, Dies at 79

Tony Bullimore, Saved in Dramatic Ocean Rescue, Dies at 79

Tony Bullimore in 2007. He continued to sail after his near-fatal experience in 1997 in the Vendée Globe.

Kenichi Yamamoto, Father of Mazda’s Rotary Engine, Is Dead at 95

Kenichi Yamamoto, Father of Mazda’s Rotary Engine, Is Dead at 95

Kenichi Yamamoto championed rotary engines and eventually became president of Mazda Motor Corporation.

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

The American passenger freighter Robert E. Lee was sunk by a German submarine in 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico. U-boats, like the one commanded by Capt. Reinhard Hardegen, sank or crippled dozens of merchant vessels off the American coast as part of a German operation called Drumbeat.

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose in an undated photo. She recast the prevailing view of Reconstruction, the period that followed the Civil War.

Harlan Ellison Dies at 84; Prolific, Irascible (Science) Fiction Writer

Harlan Ellison Dies at 84; Prolific, Irascible (Science) Fiction Writer

Harlan Ellison in Boston in 1977. He looked at storytelling as a “holy chore,” which he pursued zealously for more than 60 years.

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John A. Stormer’s 1964 book landed in the year that the Republican Party nominated the conservative Senator Barry M. Goldwater for the presidency. His supporters latched onto it.

Nina Baym, Who Brought Novels by Women to Light, Dies at 82

Nina Baym, Who Brought Novels by Women to Light, Dies at 82

The University of Illinois Prof. Nina Baym at home in 2005. “I wanted to know where these women were,” she said, referring to forgotten women writers of the 19th century. She found them.

Anne V. Coates, Admired Editor of Acclaimed Movies, Dies at 92

Anne V. Coates, Admired Editor of Acclaimed Movies, Dies at 92

Anne V. Coates at the 2016 Governor’s Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Her film editing career took her from England to Hollywood.

Anne Treisman, Who Studied How We Perceive, Dies at 82

Anne Treisman, Who Studied How We Perceive, Dies at 82

Dr. Anne Treisman receiving the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama at the White House in 2013.

Joël Robuchon, a French Chef Festooned With Stars, Is Dead at 73

Joël Robuchon, a French Chef Festooned With Stars, Is Dead at 73

Joël Robuchon in 2017 at his restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. He played with the language of classic French cooking, turning out dishes remarkable for their intoxicating flavors and their beauty on the plate.

Hal Greer, Hall of Fame Jump Shooter for 76ers, Is Dead at 81

Hal Greer, Hall of Fame Jump Shooter for 76ers, Is Dead at 81

Philadelphia 76ers guard Hal Greer drives past Bill Russell during a game against the Celtics in Boston in 1968. Greer was one of the most consistently prolific pro guards of the 1960s.

Arseny Roginsky, Russian Human Rights Leader, Is Dead at 71

Arseny Roginsky, Russian Human Rights Leader, Is Dead at 71

Arseny Roginsky at the dedication of a memorial in Moscow in 2016.

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46

Dave Fanning, an Irish music journalist and one of the first to discover the Cranberries, talks about how Dolores O'Riordan found a place between grunge and Brit pop that catapulted the band to international stardom.

Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot opened Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in 1981. It is scheduled to close on Jan. 28.


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