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Moscow Theater Rebels, Husband and Wife, Are Dead

Moscow Theater Rebels, Husband and Wife, Are Dead

Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina in Tsarskoye Selo, near St. Petersburg, in 2000. Together they founded Teatr.doc, a Moscow theater company that presented shockingly raw accounts of life in post-Soviet Russia.

Daisy Kadibil, 95, Whose Australia Trek Inspired a Film, Dies

Daisy Kadibil, 95, Whose Australia Trek Inspired a Film, Dies

Daisy Kadibil and a biographical note she wrote. After being taken from their parents under an Australian program to assimilate Indigenous people into the dominant society, she and her sister and a cousin walked hundreds of miles across rough terrain to get back home.

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89

Donald Hall in 2006 outside his home in Wilmot, N.H., on a farm that has been in his family for generations.

Lazy Lester, Luminary of Swamp Blues, Is Dead at 85

Lazy Lester, Luminary of Swamp Blues, Is Dead at 85

The singer, harmonica player and guitarist Lazy Lester in 1988.

Takeshi Onaga, Critic of U.S. Bases as Okinawa Governor, Dies at 67

Takeshi Onaga, Critic of U.S. Bases as Okinawa Governor, Dies at 67

Gov. Takeshi Onaga of Okinawa, left, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mr. Abe’s official residence in Tokyo in 2015. They met before Mr. Abe’s visit to the United States, amid controversy over the future of a United States military base in Okinawa.

Zhao Kangmin, Restorer of China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Warriors, Dies at 81

Zhao Kangmin, Restorer of China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Warriors, Dies at 81

The ancient army, buried just outside Xi’an, China, is made up of archers, generals, infantrymen and other warriors, part of an immense complex that has not been fully excavated.

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78

A scene from “Nicholas and Alexandra” (1971), with Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman, front, in the title roles. Yvonne Blake shared an Academy Award with Antonio Castillo for the film’s costume design.

Paul Taylor Dies at 88; Brought Poetry and Lyricism to Modern Dance

Paul Taylor Dies at 88; Brought Poetry and Lyricism to Modern Dance

Paul Taylor, in the air, performing “Junction” (1961), set to Bach, with his company in 1970. He created poignant and exuberant works that entered the repertory of numerous dance troupes.

Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, center, during a dinner and cocktail party at her home in New Orleans in 2016.

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

Asma Jahangir leaving the Cerro Hueco prison in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, in 1999. She championed the rights of religious minorities and those in bonded labor.

Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian Chess Grandmaster, Is Dead at 85

Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian Chess Grandmaster, Is Dead at 85

Evgeni Vasiukov, front left, one of the world’s best chess players for many years, in an undated photograph in Moscow.

William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62

William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62

The bookseller William Reese at his home in New Haven in 2016. He relied on the breadth and depth of his scholarship to grasp the import of all sorts of seeming arcana.

Jamsheed Marker, Leading Pakistani Diplomat, Dies at 95

Jamsheed Marker, Leading Pakistani Diplomat, Dies at 95

Jamsheed Marker, left, at the time the United Nations’ special envoy for East Timor, meeting with President B.J. Habibie of Indonesia in Jakarta in 1999. Mr. Marker was one of Pakistan’s most distinguished diplomats.

John S. Coleman, Weather Channel Co-Founder, Dies at 83

John S. Coleman, Weather Channel Co-Founder, Dies at 83

John Coleman, right, a founder of the Weather Channel, in 1981 with his co-founder, Frank Batten Sr., chairman of Landmark Communications.

Anita Shreve, 71, Best-Selling Novelist Who Wrote ‘Weight of Water,’ Is Dead

Anita Shreve, 71, Best-Selling Novelist Who Wrote ‘Weight of Water,’ Is Dead

Anita Shreve at a literary festival in Oxford, England, in March 2014.

Murray Fromson, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 88

Murray Fromson, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 88

Murray Fromson in 1965, when he was with CBS News. In addition to covering the major stories of his day, he helped establish the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.


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