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Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65

nytimes.com — Leslie Feinberg, a writer and activist whose 1993 novel, "Stone Butch Blues," is considered a landmark in the contemporary literature of gender complexity, died on Nov. 15 at her home in Syracuse. She was 65. Her death was confirmed by her spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, who said in a written statement that the cause was "complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease."

Richard Eder, Arts Critic and Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 82

nytimes.com — Richard Eder, a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times who became a film and drama critic there and eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for his book reviews in The Los Angeles Times, died on Friday in Boston. He was 82. His wife, Esther, said the cause was pneumonia brought on by post-polio syndrome.

Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83

nytimes.com — Mike Nichols, one of America's most celebrated directors, whose long, protean resume of critic- and crowd-pleasing work earned him adulation both on Broadway and in Hollywood, died Wednesday. He was 83. His death was announced in a statement by the president of ABC News, James Goldston.

Alexander Grothendieck, Math Enigma, Dies at 86

nytimes.com — Alexander Grothendieck, whose gift for deep abstraction excavated new ground in the field known as algebraic geometry and supplied a theoretical foundation for the solving of some of the most vexing conundrums of modern mathematics, died on Thursday in Ariège, in the French Pyrenees. He was 86.

Gisèle Masson, 89, La Grenouille Owner

nytimes.com — Gisèle Masson, the grande dame of La Grenouille, the classic French restaurant on the East Side of Manhattan that was a favorite of high society types and celebrities of various stripes, of fashion moguls and publishing executives, died on Nov. 5 in Paris. She was 89. Her son Charles Masson Jr.

Daniel Meltzer, Protector of the Beacon Theater, Dies at 74

nytimes.com — Daniel B. Meltzer, a writer and teacher and perfervid New Yorker who led the successful fight to rescue one of the city's most grandiose showplaces, the cavernous Beacon Theater, from transformation into a discothèque, died on Nov. 6 in Manhattan. He was 74. The cause was prostate cancer, said Nina Felshin, his partner.

Jack Nelson, Swimming’s Version of a Chess Master, Dies at 82

nytimes.com — Jack Nelson, an Olympic swimmer and coach who directed a quartet of American women to a surprising gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay at the 1976 Games in Montreal, died on Wednesday in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 82. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Sherrill.

Manitas de Plata, Superstar of the Flamenco Guitar, Is Dead at 93

nytimes.com — Manitas de Plata, a celebrity of flamenco guitar who sold millions of records, befriended Salvador Dalí and Brigitte Bardot, performed for raucous crowds at Carnegie Hall, made and spent fortunes and generally lived a life of fulfilled appetites, all after growing up poor and illiterate, died on Thursday in Montpellier, France.

Donald Saddler, Dancer, and a Choreographer on Broadway, Dies at 96

nytimes.com — Donald Saddler, a dancer and choreographer whose career lasted more than 60 years and embraced opera, television, movies, ballet and Broadway, where he won two Tony Awards, died on Saturday in Englewood, N.J. He was 96.

Herb Schapiro, Playwright Behind ‘The Me Nobody Knows,’ Dies at 85

nytimes.com — Herb Schapiro, a writer and teacher whose idea to create a stage play from the collected essays of inner-city children resulted in a hit musical, "The Me Nobody Knows," died on Oct. 17 at his home in Brooklyn. He was 85. His son, Mark, said the cause was complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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Nov 20, 2014

Wh's dead? A show business titan...Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1qyeIiz

Nov 20, 2014

Who's dead? A titan.....MoreTK Mike Nichols, Celebrated Director, Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1qyeIiz

Nov 15, 2014

Who's dead? A genius, I'm pretty sure.....Alexander Grothendieck, Math Enigma, Dies at 86 nyti.ms/117XwnQ

Nov 14, 2014

Who's dead? La Reine de La Grenouille ... Gisèle Masson Dies at 89; Fed the Famous at La Grenouille nyti.ms/1wZmulO

Nov 11, 2014

Who's dead? A champion under a cloud...Jack Nelson, Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medal Coach, Dies at 82 nyti.ms/1ytEtPF

Nov 07, 2014

Who's dead? A Flamenco superstar and father of the century --- Manitas de Plata, Is Dead at 93 nyti.ms/10C6Ccc

Oct 26, 2014

Who's dead? A legit heroic dude....Chen Ziming, Dissident in China, Is Dead at 62 nyti.ms/1tpdN3X

Oct 26, 2014

Who's dead? If you believe, a sad day... John-Roger, New Age Spiritual Leader, Dies at 80 nyti.ms/1z8DBn6

Oct 26, 2014

Who's dead?...My pal Peter sends off a legend fro my youth.....Jack Bruce, Cream’s Adventurous Bassist, Dies at 71 nyti.ms/1Ddt73F

Oct 05, 2014

@hawkeyelovely you're welcome. Thx for the note. have a great ride and stay safe.

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