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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.

Bill Mallory, Coach Who Lifted Indiana Football, Is Dead at 82

Bill Mallory, Coach Who Lifted Indiana Football, Is Dead at 82

Bill Mallory at a news conference in Bloomington, Ind., after he was fired by Indiana University in October 1996. He led the Hoosiers to six of the 11 bowl games the team has played in its history.

Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Claude Lanzmann in 2010, above. He consistently rejected efforts to “explain” the Holocaust or make uplifting entertainment from it.

Dick Tuck, Democrats’ Political Prankster in Chief, Dies at 94

Dick Tuck, Democrats’ Political Prankster in Chief, Dies at 94

Dick Tuck, political hoaxer, in 1973. “Nixon was an admirer of mine,” Mr. Tuck said. Nixon was also one of his targets.

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray and Robert Ryan in Irving Berlin’s last musical, “Mr. President,” which ran on Broadway in the 1962-63 season.

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

Peter Grünberg in his laboratory at a research institute in Jüelich, Germany, in 2007. His prize-winning discovery enabled the era of big data to dawn.

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.

Pierre Sioufi, Who Sheltered ‘the Kids’ of the Arab Spring, Is Dead at 56

Pierre Sioufi, Who Sheltered ‘the Kids’ of the Arab Spring, Is Dead at 56

Pierre Sioufi on his balcony overlooking crowds of protesters in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring protests in 2011.

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art in 1972. He said of his brother, the Pop Art sculptor Claes Oldenburg, “He had the free spirit which I longed for, but I was born with an excess of caution.”

Alex Storm, Who Found a Long-Lost Treasure at Sea, Dies at 80

Alex Storm, Who Found a Long-Lost Treasure at Sea, Dies at 80

From left, Alex Storm, Harvey MacLeod and David MacEachern with some of the coins they salvaged from the sunken wreck of the Chameau, an 18th-century French ship, in 1965.

Frederieke Taylor, Gallery Owner With Eclectic Taste, Dies at 77

Frederieke Taylor, Gallery Owner With Eclectic Taste, Dies at 77

Frederieke Taylor in a family photograph from 2009 with a sculpture by the Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen.

Lucian Pintilie, Authority-Defying Romanian Director, Dies at 84

Lucian Pintilie, Authority-Defying Romanian Director, Dies at 84

The director Lucian Pintilie on the set of his 1996 film “Too Late,” which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hugh Masekela, Trumpeter and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, Trumpeter and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela performing “Songs of Migration” in Johannesburg in February 2010.

Lee Harris Pomeroy, 85, Dies; Architect Revived Subway Stations

Lee Harris Pomeroy, 85, Dies; Architect Revived Subway Stations

Lee Harris Pomeroy in 2000 at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, one of several stations that he redesigned.

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes in his study in Cambridge, Mass., in 1959. He spent his entire academic career at Harvard.

Will Alsop, Architectural Provocateur, Is Dead at 70

Will Alsop, Architectural Provocateur, Is Dead at 70

The architect Will Alsop, who brought zany playfulness and bold colors to his designs.


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