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Geraldyn M. Cobb, Who Found a Glass Ceiling in Space, Dies at 88 (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
She was as qualified as any man to be an astronaut and passed all the tests, but NASA wasn’t interested in sending women into space in 1961.
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Lyra McKee, 29, Journalist; Killed Covering Northern Ireland Unrest (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
An author, speaker and gay-rights activist, she was shot during rioting on Thursday just after tweeting: “Derry tonight. Absolute madness.”
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Sally O’Neill, Rights Worker in Central America, Dies at 68 (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Ms. O’Neill and a colleague, Ana Paula Hernandez, were killed in a car crash while gathering information on the political crisis in Guatemala.
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Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator, Dies at 92 (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
She and her husband looked into that famed house of spookiness in Amityville, and their cases turned into the “Conjuring” films.
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Warren Adler, ‘The War of the Roses’ Author, Is Dead at 91 (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A late-blooming novelist, he had his greatest success with a comedy about a couple in a domestic free-for-all. It became a hit movie.
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Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87 (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre.
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James W. McCord Jr., Who Led the Watergate Break-In, Is Dead at 93 (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
He was the first to expose the White House crimes and cover-ups that led to President Nixon’s downfall. His death, almost two years ago, went unreported.
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Monkey Punch, Cartoonist Who Created Larcenous Lupin III, Dies at 81 (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Born Kazuhiko Kato in Japan, he invented a manga character that has found fans worldwide and inspired film and television adaptations.
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What They Left Behind: Legacies of the Recently Departed (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Some gems from the life’s work of people remembered in obituaries in The New York Times.
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Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93 (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.
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Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.
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Overlooked No More: Aloha Wanderwell, Explorer and Filmmaker (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
By 16, she was traveling around the world behind the wheel of a Model T in a life of adventure that was interrupted only by a murder mystery.
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Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Mr. García was under investigation on accusations of bribery in connection with the construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.
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Barbara Schultz, 92, Dies; Produced Serious Drama in a Sitcom Era (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
At a time when comedies and variety shows dominated TV (and few women held executive jobs), she gave viewers “CBS Playhouse” and, later, “Visions” on PBS.
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Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79 (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
“Keats, for me, represents the integrity of the mission of the poet,” said Mr. Plumly, whose books included a “personal biography” called “Posthumous Keats.”
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Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70 (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.
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John MacLeod, a Winning Coach for the Suns, Is Dead at 81 (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
MacLeod led Phoenix to the 1976 championship series against the Celtics, which included one of the most memorable playoff games in N.B.A. history.
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Mirjana Markovic, the ‘Lady Macbeth’ of War-Torn Serbia, Dies at 76 (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
She and her husband, Slobodan Milosevic, led their country into catastrophic wars. Accused of genocide, he died while awaiting trial; she fled to Russia.
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Owen Garriott, 88, an Early Scientist-Astronaut, Is Dead (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
He was the science pilot on the record-breaking 59-day mission to Skylab in 1973. Ten years later, he returned to space on the shuttle Columbia.
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David Brion Davis, Prizewinning Historian of Slavery, Dies at 92 (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
In a revelatory trilogy, Professor Davis, called “one of the most influential historians of his generation,” placed slavery at the center of American history.
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Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83 (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
Ms. Andersson, a Swedish actress, personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 Ingmar Bergman films.
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Paul Greengard, 93, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Is Dead (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs.
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