Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Emmanuelle Khanh, who reinvigorated French fashion in the early 1960s with quirky, fluid clothes intended for young, active women, died on Feb. 17 at her home in Paris. She was 79.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States, reshaping the nation’s social and political landscapes and inflaming one of the most divisive controversies of the past half-century, died on Saturday in Katy, Tex. She was 69.
Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, whose fortitude saved most of his outnumbered battalion in 1965 in the first major battle between American and North Vietnamese troops — exploits immortalized in a book and a movie starring Mel Gibson — died on Friday at his home in Auburn, Ala. He was 94.
Michael Novak, a Roman Catholic social philosopher who abandoned the liberal politics he espoused in the 1960s to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of widely discussed books, died on Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83.
Adele C. Smithers, who expanded on her husband’s bequests to help recovering alcoholics at a Manhattan treatment center and, in the process, won a consequential lawsuit that empowered benefactors and their families to oversee their charitable contributions, died on Monday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 83.
Seijun Suzuki, a Japanese filmmaker who enlivened his low-budget genre movies with pop-art flair and avant-garde theatrics, inspiring American directors like Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch, died on Feb. 13 in Tokyo. He was 93.
Nhà giáo ưu tú, PGS.TS Đồng Thị Bích Thủy, nguyên phó hiệu trưởng Trường ĐH Khoa học tự nhiên (ĐHQG TP.HCM) đã mất lúc 21g ngày 9-2.
Giáo sư Toán học Nguyễn Cảnh Toàn, nguyên Thứ trưởng Giáo dục và Đào tạo, Phó chủ tịch Hội Toán học Việt Nam, hiệu trưởng Trường ĐH Sư phạm Hà Nội từ trần ngày 8/2 ở tuổi 92.
Dr. Ren was born on Dec. 5, 1915, in the eastern province of Anhui, reports in the Chinese news media said. After graduating from a military university in the southwestern city of Chongqing, he moved to the United States and earned a doctorate in applied mechanics from the University of Michigan.