I write obituaries for The New York Times and I'm the author of Life Is A Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Anthony R. Cucci, Jersey City Mayor, Dies at 92

nytimes.com — Anthony R. Cucci, whose term as mayor of Jersey City was rife with the bitterness of local politics and colored with sidelights both tragic and comic, died on Thursday in Jersey City. He was 92. His death was confirmed by a nephew, Robert Pollara.

Anthony Mason, Bruising Forward Who Personified Mid-’90s Knicks, Dies at 48

nytimes.com — Anthony Mason, a muscular, bellicose forward whose bruising play helped the Knicks reach the National Basketball Association finals in 1994, has died in Manhattan, the Knicks said Saturday. He was 48. Mason's death was reported on the Knicks website. He had been treated for heart disease, but the cause of death was not reported.

Don Johnson, a Yankees Sensation Who Fizzled Out, Dies at 88

nytimes.com — Not many baseball fans - not even the die-hard Yankee variety - will remember the right-handed pitcher Don Johnson, but he was the Yankees ' most promising rookie 68 spring trainings ago. That was 1947. The manager, Bucky Harris, told The Sporting News that Johnson, a fireballer with a high, Bob Feller-like leg kick, was the most impressive first-year player he had ever seen.

Bruce Sinofsky, Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 58

nytimes.com — Bruce Sinofsky, a filmmaker whose critically lauded documentaries tracked a notorious East Arkansas murder case and portrayed the heavy metal band Metallica as a dysfunctional family, died on Saturday at his home in Montclair, N.J. He was 58. The cause was complications of diabetes, his wife, Florence, said.

Harold Johnson, Boxing’s Tough-Luck Champion, Dies at 87

nytimes.com — Harold Johnson, a boxer who spent a year as the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion but who nonetheless often fought in the shadow of hard luck, getting the short end of a rivalry with Archie Moore and losing his title in an upset, died on Thursday in Philadelphia. He was 87.

Jerome Kersey, Stalwart of Top Trail Blazers Teams, Dies at 52

nytimes.com — Jerome Kersey, a hard-working forward from a small college who overachieved in pro basketball, starting on two Portland Trail Blazers teams that reached the N.B.A. finals, died on Wednesday in Tualatin, Ore., near Portland. He was 52. Ashley Stanford Cone, a spokeswoman for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, confirmed the death.

Jon Jerde, Architect of Merging Visions, Dies at 75

nytimes.com — Jon Jerde, an architect whose designs seized on the human yen to shop, merging the mall and downtown, commercial and public space, and faux environments and real experiences, died on Feb. 9 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. His wife, Janice Ambry Jerde, said the precise cause had not yet been determined.

WORKS IN PROGRESS - Sweet Hearts - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — LEAD: ''We make them all year round for once a year,'' Walter J. Marshall says. ''That's a Valentine's product, exclusive.'' Marshall, who is the marketing and special-projects manager for the New England Confectionery Company (better known as NECCO), is speaking, of course, about the items known in the candy trade as ''conversation hearts.

David Carr, Media Equation Columnist for The Times, Is Dead at 58

nytimes.com — David Carr, who wrote about media as it intersects with business, culture and government in his Media Equation column for The New York Times, died at the office on Thursday. He was 58. For the past 25 years, Mr. Carr wrote about media.

Don Covay, Performer and Writer of R&B Hits, Dies at 78

nytimes.com — Don Covay, a singer and songwriter whose rhythm-and-blues compositions - among them "Pony Time," "Chain of Fools" and "Mercy, Mercy" - became hits for a variety of performers and standards of rock 'n' roll and soul music, died on Jan. 31 in a hospital in Valley Stream, N.Y., not far from his home in Queens.
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Feb 28, 2015

Who's dead? Sad news for Knick fans (like me) ... Anthony Mason, Who Personified Mid-’90s Knicks, Dies at 48 nyti.ms/1891W0Z

Feb 27, 2015

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Feb 27, 2015

Who's dead? Any Yankee fans remember this guy? Don Johnson, a Yankees Sensation Who Fizzled Out, Dies at 88 nyti.ms/1E4kNZe

Feb 26, 2015

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Feb 25, 2015

Who's dead? Chronicler of a famous crime....Bruce Sinofsky, Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 58 nyti.ms/18j1uOI

Feb 23, 2015

Who's dead? A champ with a tale...Harold Johnson, Boxing’s Tough-Luck Champion, Dies at 87 nyti.ms/17LO2Sd

Feb 20, 2015

Who's dead? A triumphant basketball underdog...Jerome Kersey, Stalwart of Top Trail Blazers Teams, Dies at 52 nyti.ms/1GalTQT

Feb 19, 2015

Who's dead? The mall maker....Jon Jerde, Architect of Merging Visions, Dies at 75 nyti.ms/1FwZIHl

Feb 17, 2015

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