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Richard Lewis, Comedian and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies at 76

Richard Lewis, the stand-up comedian who first achieved fame in the 1970s and ’80s with his trademark acerbic, dark sense of humor, and who later parlayed that quality into an acting career that included movies like “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and a recurring role as himself on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died on Tuesday […]

Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Dies in Prison at 47

Aleksei A. Navalny, an anticorruption activist who for more than a decade led the political opposition in President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia while enduring arrests, assaults and a near-fatal poisoning, died on Friday in a Russian prison. He was 47. His death was announced by Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service and a spokeswoman for Mr. Navalny. […]

Toby Keith, Larger-Than-Life Country Music Star, Dies at 62

Toby Keith, the larger-than-life singer-songwriter of No. 1 country hits like “Who’s Your Daddy?” and “Made in America” and one of the biggest stars to come out of Nashville in three decades, died on Monday. He was 62. His death was announced on his official website. Elaine Schock, Mr. Keith’s publicist, said in an email […]

Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’ Movies, Dies at 76

Carl Weathers, who went from doling out bone-crunching hits as a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders to delivering knockout punches on the big screen as Apollo Creed, the nemesis of Sylvester Stallone’s lovable-lug prizefighter in “Rocky,” helping to spark one of Hollywood’s most successful franchises, died on Thursday. He was 76. His family said in […]

Tom Wilkinson, Actor in ‘The Full Monty,’ Dies at 75

Tom Wilkinson, the actor who could turn a manic lawyer, a steel-foreman-turned-stripper and parts small and large into mesmerizing turns, winning Oscar nominations and plaudits for his performances in movies like “Michael Clayton” and “The Full Monty,” died on Saturday, according to a family statement. He was 75. The statement, from his agent sent on […]

Bill Granger, Chef Who Brought Avocado Toast to the World, Dies at 54

Mr. Granger had an early interest in food, bringing his parents a “silver service” of breakfast in bed from the age of 5 and working his way through magazine recipe cards, before turning his attention to the food writers Elizabeth David and Margaret Fulton. He feasted on Melbourne’s richly diverse cuisine, eating dim sum with […]

Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘Homicide’ Actor, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, an Emmy Award-winning actor best known for playing stoic police officers on the television shows “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died on Monday. He was 61. His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his longtime publicist Jennifer Allen. She said that Mr. Braugher, who lived in New Jersey, had died […]

Charles T. Munger, Much More Than Warren Buffett’s No. 2, Dies at 99

Charles T. Munger, who quit a well-established law career to be Warren E. Buffett’s partner and maxim-spouting alter-ego as they transformed a struggling New England textile company into the spectacularly successful investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, died on Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 99. His death, at a hospital, was announced by Berkshire Hathaway. […]

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