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Tim LaHaye, a Christian Fundamentalist Leader, Dies at 90

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, a leader of the Christian fundamentalist movement and co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels prophesying mass slaughters and the end of the world, died on Monday in a San Diego area hospital. He was 90.<p>His death, days after he had a stroke, was …

Books

David Horowitz, Who Helped Make Bill Clinton a Media Darling, Dies at 86

David Horowitz, a Hollywood publicist who in just one week helped reverse Bill Clinton’s national image from a bloviating convention speaker to a groovy, self-deprecating saxophonist, died on July 17, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.<p>His death was confirmed by his wife, Lynn.<p>Mr. Horowitz, a …

Democrats

Gary S. Paxton, Whose Life of Extremes Brimmed With Music, Dies at 77

Gary S. Paxton, who began his career as a teenager in the singing duo Skip & Flip, produced the hit pop singles “Alley-Oop” and “Monster Mash,” composed hundreds of songs and ended his career as a Grammy-winning gospel musician who also performed as the masked Grandpa Rock, died on Sunday in …

Entertainment

Thomas Sutherland, Lebanon Hostage Who Was Freed After 6 Years, Dies at 85

Thomas Sutherland, a former agriculture professor who was swept up in an international drama when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Lebanon in 1985 and held for more than six years, died on Friday at his home in Fort Collins, Colo. He was 85.<p>His wife, Jean, said the cause had not been …

Sutherland

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86.<p>The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend.<p>Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a …

Entertainment

At Dawa’s in Queens, a Fusion of Earth and Sky

The bowl of ragged-edged pork belly is a recipe from Bhutan, the meat vested with the deep sour of fermented bamboo shoots. Its flavor hints at turned earth or wood broken down by rain, a funk wonderfully, perilously close to rot.<p>Beside it is risotto, arborio rice gone cloudy and fat in white wine …

Cooking

Dennis Green, Pioneering Coach of the Vikings and the Cardinals, Dies at 67

Dennis Green, a pioneering black head coach who led the Vikings to a consistent run of excellence in the 1990s, died Thursday. He was 67.<p>The cause was cardiac arrest, his family announced.<p>When he took over as coach of the Vikings in 1992, Green was only the second black head coach in N.F.L. …

Larry Fitzgerald

Billy Name, Who Glazed Warhol’s Factory in Silver, Dies at 76

Andy Warhol’s New York loft on East 47th Street in Midtown, called the Silver Factory because every surface was embellished with aluminum foil and silver paint, was to the social life of postwar art what Gertrude Stein’s Rue de Fleurus apartment in Paris or the Royal Academy of Art’s drawing rooms …

Andy Warhol

Karl Case, Economist Who Developed Home Price Index, Dies at 69

Karl E. Case, an economics professor at Wellesley College who helped revolutionize how home prices are tracked by real estate professionals and home buyers alike, died on July 15 in Wellesley, Mass. He was 69.<p>Mr. Case had Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma and died in a hospice near his home, …

Economics

Betsy Bloomingdale, Socialite and Friend of Influencers, Dies at 93

Betsy Bloomingdale, the socialite and renowned fashion leader who was the widow of Alfred S. Bloomingdale, the department store heir, and a celebrated hostess to royalty, world dignitaries and show business luminaries, died on Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 93.<p>Family members confirmed …

Nancy Reagan

John Gruen, Cultural Renaissance Man, Dies at 89

John Gruen, a cultural critic renowned for the vast breadth of his artistic net and the vast candor of his art-world memoir, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.<p>His daughter, Julia, confirmed the death.<p>A former critic for The New York Herald Tribune and New York magazine, Mr. Gruen …

The Arts

Tom Kibble, Physicist Who Helped Discover the Higgs Mechanism, Dies at 83

Though Tom Kibble never received a Nobel Prize in Physics, the consensus among his colleagues is that he deserved one. His research was at the root of at least three seminal discoveries that earned others the coveted prize.<p>Dr. Kibble, who died on June 2 in London at 83, was long associated with …

Science

Carolyn See, Author of ‘Golden Days,’ Dies at 82

Carolyn See, a novelist and memoirist who built a writing life on the singularities and peculiarities of Los Angeles and its environs, where she lived much of her life, died on Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 82.<p>The cause was congestive heart failure, said the writer Lisa See, her …

Los Angeles

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Comedy Mastermind, Dies at 81

If one were to count up the number of times any American — or maybe anyone anywhere — laughed in the last half-century, the person responsible for more of those laughs than anyone else might well be Garry Marshall, who died on Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 81.<p>The lawyer Martin Garbus, who was a …

Garry Marshall

Michael Elliott, Newsmagazine Editor and Humanitarian, Dies at 65

Michael Elliott, a journalistic anomaly who held management positions at the world’s three major English-language newsweeklies before mutating from editor to humanitarian, died on Thursday in Washington. He was 65.<p>The One Campaign, the advocacy group co-founded by the rock star Bono to combat …

Humanitarianism

Frederick Mayer, Jew Who Spied on Nazis After Fleeing Germany, Dies at 94

Frederick Mayer, who as a German Jew fled Nazi Germany for Brooklyn as a teenager in 1938, only to parachute back into Nazi-controlled Austria seven years later as an American spy on an improbable secret mission, died on April 15 in Charles Town, W.Va. He was 94.<p>His daughter Claudette Mayer …

Adolf Hitler

Wendell Anderson, Former Governor Behind the ‘Minnesota Miracle,’ Dies at 83

Wendell Anderson, a Democratic wunderkind who as governor wrought legislation hailed as “the Minnesota Miracle” to finance education, only to be rejected by the voters after engineering his own appointment to a Senate vacancy, died on Sunday in St. Paul. He was 83.<p>His son, Brett, said the cause of …

Minnesota

Alan Vega, Punk Music Pioneer and Artist, Dies at 78

Alan Vega, the singer in the minimalist, proto-punk, proto-electro, proto-industrial two-man band Suicide and a prolific musician and visual artist on his own, died on Saturday. He was 78.<p>His death was announced in a statement from his family posted by the musician Henry Rollins, a longtime friend. …

Entertainment

Nate Thurmond, 74, Warriors Center and Defensive Wall, Dies

Nate Thurmond, the Hall of Fame center for the Golden State Warriors who became one of the N.B.A.’s most dominant defensive players and rebounders while battling some of the leading big men in league history, died Saturday in San Francisco. Thurmond, who was named one of the N.B.A.’s 50 greatest …

Golden State Warriors

David Margolis, a Justice Department Institution, Dies at 76

WASHINGTON — David Margolis, a brash and revered prosecutor who in more than 50 years at the Justice Department helped it navigate through some of its most difficult chapters, died on Tuesday in Falls Church, Va. He was 76.<p>The cause was heart-related illness, the Justice Department said.<p>Mr. …

Attorney General

Judy Feiffer, Who Helped Develop Two Top Memoirs, Dies at 87

Judy Feiffer, a photographer, novelist and book editor who fostered best-selling memoirs by two fledgling authors, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “Mommie Dearest” by Christina Crawford, died on June 27 at her home in Manhattan. She was 87.<p>Her death was confirmed by Kate …

Books

Sally Beauman, Author Whose Advance Set a Record, Dies at 71

Sally Beauman, a British journalist and romance novelist whose first book under her own name, the steamy “Destiny” (1987), drew an advance of more than $1 million, then a record for an unknown author, died on July 7 in Northern England. She was 71.<p>The cause was pneumonia, Ursula Mackenzie, the …

Books

Gregg Smith, Choral Leader Who Elevated Standards, Dies at 84

Gregg Smith, a choral conductor and composer whose ensemble, the Gregg Smith Singers, established new standards for professional choral singing and championed the work of contemporary American composers in performance and on recordings, died on Tuesday in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 84.<p>The cause was a …

Entertainment

Xu Jiatun, Chinese Official Who Opposed Tiananmen Crackdown, Dies at 100

BEIJING — Xu Jiatun, a senior Communist Party official who opposed the Chinese military’s suppression of the pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square in 1989 and fled to the United States the following year, died on June 29 in Chino Hills, Calif. He was 100.<p>The cause was kidney and …

China

Edmond L. Browning, an Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Dies at 87

Edmond L. Browning, who as the presiding bishop in the United States welcomed women into the hierarchy of the Episcopal Church, supported a role for gay and lesbian congregants, and lobbied aggressively for civil rights and against the nuclear arms race, died on Monday at his home in Dee, Ore. He …

Religion

Hector Babenco, Director of ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,’ Dies at 70

Hector Babenco, the Argentine-born Brazilian director whose low-budget 1985 film, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” became an unlikely hit that challenged conventions of masculinity and stunned the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday in São Paulo. He was 70.<p>His death was confirmed by Denise …

Entertainment

Michael Crawford, Wiseacre With a Pen, Dies at 70

Michael Crawford, whose cartoons salted the pages of The New Yorker with mischievous observations of ballplayers, lovers, the art world and the city life of people who probably read The New Yorker, died on Tuesday at home in Kingston, N.Y. He was 70.<p>The cause was cancer, his daughter, Farley …

Drawing

Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, the ‘Mendel of Cancer Genetics,’ Dies at 93

Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, who deduced how certain cancers strike a family generation after generation, died on Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 93.<p>His death was announced by the Fox Chase Cancer Center, where Dr. Knudson worked for 40 years.<p>Cancer, in which a genetic glitch causes cells to …

Cancer

Howard Raiffa, Mathematician Who Studied Decision Making, Dies at 92

Howard Raiffa, an economics professor whose mathematical formulas for decision making were applied to the search for a missing nuclear bomb and the siting of a Mexico City airport, and were even suggested as a way to resolve a strike by professional hockey players, died on Friday at his home in Oro …

Mathematics

Bernardo Provenzano, ‘Boss of Bosses’ of Sicilian Mafia, Is Dead at 83

Bernardo Provenzano, the godfather of Sicily’s flesh-and-blood Corleone crime family who eluded the police for 43 years and who was a convicted conspirator in the murder of Italy’s two leading Mafia prosecutors, died on Wednesday in Milan. He was 83.<p>His lawyer, Rosalba Di Gregorio, said he had been …

Italy