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Barbara Brecht-Schall, Guardian of Father’s Plays, Dies at 84

nytimes.com — Barbara Brecht-Schall, a daughter of the playwright Bertolt Brecht and the guardian of his literary legacy, died on Monday in Berlin. She was 84. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Johanna Schall. Mrs. Brecht-Schall was an actress who performed with the Berliner Ensemble, the distinguished company founded by her father in 1949 in what was then East Berlin.

Carl Apfel, a Textile Veteran and Husband to Iris Apfel, Dies at 100

Sep 01, 2015

Carl Apfel, mari de la belle Iris que j'ai interviewée en juin, vient de mourir. 100 ans. Elle ne parlait que de lui. nyti.ms/1Pz6ePi

Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75

nytimes.com — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, whose best-selling 1976 book decrying the vice of blame and preaching the virtue of self-reliance, "Your Erroneous Zones," propelled him to a prolific multimedia career of advice-giving and spiritual counseling, died over the weekend in Maui, Hawaii. He was 75. He died late Saturday or early Sunday, his daughter Serena said.

Darryl Dawkins, N.B.A.’s Lovable ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Dies at 58

nytimes.com — Darryl Dawkins, who arrived in professional basketball as a gigantic teenager and became one of the game's fiercest dunkers and most notoriously lovable characters, a backboard-smashing, referee-dissing, fun-loving manchild known to fans as Chocolate Thunder from Planet Lovetron, died on Thursday in Allentown, Pa. He was 58.
Aug 27, 2015

Times obituary on Darryl Dawkins, N.B.A.’s lovable ‘Chocolate Thunder’ nyti.ms/1PBjSkQ

Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Darryl Dawkins, known to fans as the NBA’s lovable "Chocolate Thunder" nyti.ms/1KbxLIz pic.twitter.com/SGJfko4H4H

Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Darryl Dawkins, known to fans as the NBA’s lovable "Chocolate Thunder" nyti.ms/1KbxLIz pic.twitter.com/SGJfko4H4H

Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Darryl Dawkins, known to fans as the NBA’s lovable "Chocolate Thunder" nyti.ms/1KbxLIz pic.twitter.com/SGJfko4H4H

Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Darryl Dawkins, known to fans as the NBA’s lovable "Chocolate Thunder" nyti.ms/1KbxLIz pic.twitter.com/SGJfko4H4H

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Francis Sejersted, 79, Dies; Steered Nobel Peace Prize Into Controversy

nytimes.com — Francis Sejersted, a Norwegian historian who as the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee presided over several controversial awards, including those shared by the Israeli leaders Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, died this week at his home in Oslo. He was 79.
Aug 28, 2015

“The Age of Social Democracy" is a really valuable work. Sorry to hear its author has passed. nytimes.com/2015/08/27/wor…

Anna Kashfi, Actress Who Was Brando’s First Wife, Dies at 80

nytimes.com — Anna Kashfi, an actress who appeared in several Hollywood films in parts calling for, in the parlance of the day, an exotic beauty, but who became better known for playing a continuing role in a real-life soap opera as Marlon Brando 's first wife, died on Aug. 16 in Woodland, Wash.
Aug 25, 2015

RIP Anna Kashfi, who led a tumultuous, disputed life before and after marrying Marlon Brando. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/mov…

Aug 26, 2015

Who's dead? Brando's dream.....and nightmare...Anna Kashfi, Actress Who Was Brando’s First Wife, Dies at 80 nyti.ms/1PwYHAA

Paul Tanner, Musician With ‘Good Vibrations,’ Dies at 95

nytimes.com — Paul Tanner, a former trombonist for the Glenn Miller Ochestra who played an unlikely role in the history of rock 'n' roll when, using a device he helped invent, he performed the famous electronic accompaniment on the Beach Boys ' signature recording "Good Vibrations," died on Tuesday in Carlsbad, Calif.
Aug 24, 2015

RT @KevinLFerguson: theremin player ("Good Vibrations") Paul Tanner with a SICK BURN to a student at the end of his obit: nytimes.com/2013/02/09/art…

Doudou N’diaye Rose, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies at 85

nytimes.com — Doudou N'diaye Rose, a master drummer and bandleader from Senegal who became an emissary of his native culture's joyous and complex rhythms to the rest of the world, touring with percussion orchestras in Europe, Asia and the United States, died on Wednesday in Dakar, Senegal. He was 85.
Aug 24, 2015

NYT: Doudou N’diaye Rose, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies at 85, nyti.ms/1Pu6jUt

Aug 24, 2015

Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese drummer and Human Treasure (according to UN) go.shr.lc/1LsVSzB see this: youtube.com/watch?v=TlG3xL…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @robcrilly: Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese drummer and Human Treasure (according to UN) go.shr.lc/1LsVSzB see this: youtube.com/watch?v=TlG3xL…

Aug 25, 2015

Who's dead? A guru of African rhythm..Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies nyti.ms/1Pu6jUt

Aug 25, 2015

He was so great --> Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies nyti.ms/1Pu6jUt

Karen Stives, Olympic Equestrian, Dies at 64

nytimes.com — Karen Stives, a fiercely gifted horsewoman who helped lead the American equestrian team to an Olympic gold medal in the sport known as three-day eventing, barely missing out on an individual gold medal herself, died this month at her home in Dover, Mass. She was 64.
Aug 21, 2015

An eventing legend. RT @NYTObits: Karen Stives, Olympic Equestrian, Dies at 64 nyti.ms/1NAF4Ja

Aug 22, 2015

Who's dead? Karen Stives, Acclaimed Olympic Equestrian, Dies at 64 nyti.ms/1Lq43iT

Tony Gleaton, 67, Dies, Leaving Legacy in Pictures of Africans in the Americas

nytimes.com — Tony Gleaton, a photographer who turned his back on a career in New York fashion and embarked on an itinerant artistic quest, documenting the lives of black cowboys and creating images of the African diaspora in Latin America, died on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 67.
Aug 19, 2015

Who's dead? Tony Gleaton, 67, Dies, Leaving Legacy in Pictures of Africans in the Americas nyti.ms/1J2Q4db

Aug 19, 2015

Tony Gleaton, 67, Dies, Leaving Legacy in Pictures of Africans in the Americas nyti.ms/1J2Q4db A good man is gone.

Aug 19, 2015

RT @joelsolomon: Tony Gleaton, 67, Dies, Leaving Legacy in Pictures of Africans in the Americas nyti.ms/1WDikfx

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Aug 28, 2015

@thewarnke sure...but can't do it till monday....weber@nytimes.com to set up a time..

Aug 28, 2015

Who's dead? Planet Lovetron in mourning...Darryl Dawkins, Lovable N.B.A. Figure and Fierce Dunker, Dies at 58 nyti.ms/1PBjSkQ

Aug 27, 2015

@JavorGardev This is Bruce Weber @nytbruceweber at The New York Times. I'm trying to reach Michael Brando. Can you help? weber@nytimes.com

Aug 26, 2015

Who's dead? Brando's dream.....and nightmare...Anna Kashfi, Actress Who Was Brando’s First Wife, Dies at 80 nyti.ms/1PwYHAA

Aug 26, 2015

@jjgarr8 Hello JJ. Thanks for the nod. I hope you're well and thriving (and writing)

Aug 25, 2015

Who's dead? A guru of African rhythm..Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies nyti.ms/1Pu6jUt

Aug 22, 2015

Who's dead? Karen Stives, Acclaimed Olympic Equestrian, Dies at 64 nyti.ms/1Lq43iT

Aug 19, 2015

Who's dead? Tony Gleaton, 67, Dies, Leaving Legacy in Pictures of Africans in the Americas nyti.ms/1J2Q4db

Aug 10, 2015

Who's dead? A giant among Giants falls....Frank Gifford, N.F.L. Celebrity Player and Broadcaster, Dies at 84 nyti.ms/1ICo3J8


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