Randall Robinson, Anti-Apartheid Catalyst, Is Dead at 81

He also supported reparations for descendants of enslaved Americans and sanctuary for Haitian refugees. But he lived for two decades in self-imposed exile.

George Nassar, 86, Killer Who Heard Confession in Strangler Case, Is Dead

A fellow inmate, Albert DeSalvo, told him that he was the Boston Strangler who had killed 13 women in the early 1960s. Mr. Nassar?s death, in 2018, had gone unreported.

Emily Fisher Landau, Patron of Contemporary Art, Dies at 102

A jewelry heist in her Manhattan home spurred her to start one of America?s premier collections, shown in a private Queens museum and much of it donated to the Whitney.

Dubravka Ugresic, Who Wrote of Dislocation and Exile, Dies at 73

She was acclaimed in Yugoslavia. But when that country fell apart, she refused to embrace the nationalism of the newly formed Croatia and was vilified as a result.

Bill Zehme, Author With a Knack for Humanizing the Famous, Dies at 64

A prolific biographer, he charmed his way into access to, and insights about, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, Johnny Carson and many others.

Ann Wilson, Last Survivor of an Influential Art Scene, Dies at 91

Working from a gritty loft in Lower Manhattan in the late 1950s, she made abstract paintings on quilts that brought a fine-art sensibility to a folk art.

Gladys Kessler, Judge Who Curbed Deceptive Tobacco Ads, Dies at 85

In a landmark case, she ruled in 2006 that cigarette companies had been deceiving the public about the health hazards of smoking, violating racketeering laws.

Bobbi Ercoline, Whose Hug Became a Symbol of Woodstock, Dies at 73

Embracing her boyfriend, a blanket around them, she appeared on the cover of the ubiquitous soundtrack album of ?Woodstock,? the 1970 documentary film about the music festival.

Scott Johnson, Playfully Inventive Composer, Is Dead at 70

In works like ?John Somebody,? he mixed the structural rigor of classical composition with the ebullient sound and attitude of rock.

Gordon E. Moore, Intel Co-Founder Behind Moore?s Law, Dies at 94

His prediction in the 1960s about rapid advances in computer chip technology charted a course for the age of high tech.

John Woods, Masterly Translator of Thomas Mann, Dies at 80

Among the other German writers whose work he rendered into English was Arno Schmidt, whose Joycean wordplay presented a daunting challenge.

Greg Wittine, Once a Hero for Disabled Boy Scouts, Dies at 67

As a young man with cerebral palsy, he gained notice for his quest to be an Eagle Scout, which changed Scouting. But his name was lost to popular memory.

Jacqueline Gold, 62, Dies; Executive Tapped Into the Female Libido

She made Britain?s Ann Summers shops a thriving source of lingerie and sex toys and became a role model for female entrepreneurs.

Howard Brandston, Who Made His Mark With Light, Dies at 87

His lighting design company applied his art globally to landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, as well as architecture, exhibitions and even penguins in a zoo.

Marisol Malaret, First Puerto Rican Miss Universe, Dies at 73

Edging out Miss USA, Ms. Malaret ? who was also the first winner from the Caribbean ? brokered her fame to become a television host and magazine editor back home.

Fuzzy Haskins, Who Helped Turn Doo-Wop Into P-Funk, Dies at 81

As a teenager, he joined forces with George Clinton. Their vocal group, the Parliaments, morphed into Parliament-Funkadelic, one of the wildest acts of the 1970s.

Raphael Mechoulam, ?Father of Cannabis Research,? Dies at 92

His work helped break down the chemical structures of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, to figure out how cannabis makes users high.

William A. Wulf, Pioneering Computer Scientist, Dies at 83

One of the first people to receive a graduate degree in the field, Dr. Wulf helped to adapt an early Pentagon communications web into the network that eventually grew into the internet.

John Jenrette Jr., Congressman Nabbed in Abscam Sting, Dies at 86

Once a rising star of the Democratic Party, he served 13 months in prison for bribery after being targeted in an F.B.I. scam involving a phony sheikh.

Warren Boroson, Who Surveyed Psychiatrists on Goldwater, Dies at 88

The defeated Republican presidential candidate sued Mr. Boroson and the magazine he worked for, saying it had libeled him for suggesting that he was mentally unfit for the presidency.

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