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Alan Rabinowitz, Conservationist of Wild Cats, Dies at 64

Alan Rabinowitz, Conservationist of Wild Cats, Dies at 64

Alan Rabinowitz with two Siberian tigers at the Bronx Zoo in 2007. He established the world’s first jaguar preserve, in Belize, and a vast tiger preserve in Myanmar.

Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

Joe Frank, whose radio monologues brought listeners to strange new places, in an undated photograph.

Lovebug Starski, Hip-Hop Trailblazer, Is Dead at 57

Lovebug Starski, Hip-Hop Trailblazer, Is Dead at 57

Lovebug Starski during a D.J. set in 2006.

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Jeffrey Bell during his unsuccessful Republican campaign in 2014 to unseat Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.

Edwin G. Burrows, Historian and Co-Author of ‘Gotham,’ Dies at 74

Edwin G. Burrows, Historian and Co-Author of ‘Gotham,’ Dies at 74

The historians Edwin G. Burrows, right, and Mike Wallace at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan in an undated photograph. Professor Burrows wrote two other books on New York City history.

Ruth Ann Koesun, Versatile Ballet Theater Dancer, Dies at 89

Ruth Ann Koesun, Versatile Ballet Theater Dancer, Dies at 89

Ruth Ann Koesun with John Kriza in Michael Kidd’s “On Stage!” in 1947.

Gary Beach, Tony Winner for ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 70

Gary Beach, Tony Winner for ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 70

From left, Roger Bart, Brad Oscar, Matthew Broderick and Gary Beach in “The Producers.” Mr. Beach won a Tony Award for his performance as the cross-dressing director Roger De Bris.

Jack Van Berg, Hall of Fame Horse Trainer, Is Dead at 81

Jack Van Berg, Hall of Fame Horse Trainer, Is Dead at 81

Jack Van Berg, top, with the jockey Chris McCarron, who rode Alysheba, a horse trained by Mr. Van Berg. They were appearing at an event leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby in Lexington, Ky.

José Hawilla, 74, Central Figure in Soccer Scandal, Dies

José Hawilla, 74, Central Figure in Soccer Scandal, Dies

José Hawilla in his office in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011. A newspaper in Rio de Janeiro once called him the “owner of Brazilian soccer.”

Katie Cannon, 68, Dies; Lifted Black Women’s Perspective in Theology

Katie Cannon, 68, Dies; Lifted Black Women’s Perspective in Theology

Katie Cannon in 1989. At a young age she saw a disconnect between much of the Christian message and the heavily segregated world in which she lived.

Tab Hunter, 86, 1950s Hollywood Heartthrob, Is Dead

Tab Hunter, 86, 1950s Hollywood Heartthrob, Is Dead

Natalie Wood and Tab Hunter in the 1956 film “The Burning Hills,” one of two movies they made together. Warner Bros. tried to create the illusion that they were a couple.

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Catherine Wolf at her home in Katonah, N.Y., in an undated photograph taken before she contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

William Bain Jr., 80, Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies

William Bain Jr., 80, Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies

William Bain Jr., right, and Mitt Romney in an undated photograph at Bain & Company’s offices in Boston. “It’s hard for me to imagine my life and career without Bill Bain’s mentoring,” Mr. Romney said

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Patricia Frustaci with her husband, Sam, and their children in 1988: from left, Stephen, Patricia, Joseph and Richard.

Eugene Leff Dies at 73; Fought for New York in Love Canal Case

Eugene Leff Dies at 73; Fought for New York in Love Canal Case

Eugene Leff along the Hudson River in 2007. Besides arguing the Love Canal case for New York State, he pursued litigation to remove PCBs and other contaminants from the river.

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

The cinematographer Robby Müller on the set of the 1989 film “Mystery Train,” one of many directed by Jim Jarmusch on which he worked.


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