A society photographer, the Earl of Snowdon continued to mix in royal circles even after his divorce.
Norman Zuk, 63, State Police investigator on high-profile cases
Lieutenant Zuk, of Danvers, led the detective division in Essex County.
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The Rev. Long‘s reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct.
Dr. Smithies discovered a powerful tool for identifying the roles of individual genes in health and disease.
Mr. Blatty’s book spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction bestseller list and later inspired the popular movie.
Dr. Dansinghani was valedictorian of her Dartmouth College class and a Harvard Medical School graduate.
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Robert I. Sperber, 87, innovative leader of Brookline schools
In later years, Dr. Sperber was a special adviser to the president of Boston University.
Zhou Youguang, 111; created system of written Chinese
Mr. Zhou’s Pinyin vastly increased literacy throughout the country and eased the classroom agonies of foreigners studying Chinese.
Peter Nowell, 88; revolutionized cancer research by accident
Dr. Nowell helped uncover the first clear sign of a genetic cause of cancer in the simple process of cleaning slides bearing leukemic cells.
Steven McDonald, 59, gun victim and peace advocate
Detective McDonald, paralyzed by a teenage shooter’s bullet, became an international voice for peace.
Jeremy Stone, 81; worked to advance arms control
Mr. Stone cajoled scientists and foreign-policy experts about the wisdom of limiting missile defense systems.
Roy Innis, 82; led Congress of Racial Equality and battled Al Sharpton
Mr. Innis tussled with other activists during a decadeslong tenure at the helm of the Congress of Racial Equality.
Tommy Allsup, 85; guitarist’s life turned on a coin flip
Mr. Allsup became a renowned backup player for Bob Wills, Kenny Rogers, and hundreds of other entertainers.
Michael Chamberlain, 72, father of baby killed by dingo
Mr. Chamberlain waged a decades-long battle to prove that, in fact, the dingo ate his baby.
Roman Herzog, 82, German president famed for ‘malaise’ speech
Mr. Herzog called for “confidence and joie de vivre” during a time of economic woes in Germany.
Clare Hollingworth, 105, daring war reporter for decades
Ms. Hollingworth, the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents, broke news that Germany was ready to invade Poland in 1939.
Chip Harkness, 99, last living founder of The Architects Collaborative
“We were on a mission to make a better world after the war,” Mr. Harkness told the Globe in 2002.
Willie Evans, 79, was barred from a bowl game because he was black
Mr. Evans’s teammates elected to boycott the Tangerine Bowl, instead of playing in the game.
Bud Lilly, 91, fly-fishing legend, catch-and-release pioneer
Mr. Lilly, whose clients included former President Carter and Tom Brokaw, also was an ambassador for his home state of Montana.
Barbara Scannell, 89, famously forgave drunk driver who left son in coma
Mrs. Scannell hugged the driver who had injured her son, speaking words of kindness to put his mind at ease.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 82, pragmatic Iranian leader
Mr. Rafsanjani navigated the opaque shoals of his country’s theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest, and wealthiest leaders.
Nat Hentoff, a jazz critic, free speech advocate, and ‘Boston Boy’ memoirist, dies at 91
His was a life of improvisation, provocation, and dedication to free speech, rooted in a rebellious upbringing in Roxbury.
D. Reid Weedon Jr., 96; helped lead MIT, Museum of Science
As a consultant, Dr. Weedon kept tabs on how well American corporations were treating black workers in South Africa.
Om Puri, 66, Indian character actor
Mr. Puri worked in critically acclaimed films at home and abroad, collecting a slew of awards.
Sam Lovullo, 88, producer and cocreator of ‘Hee Haw’
Mr. Lovullo’s son Torey formerly was the bench coach for the Red Sox.
Mario Soares, 92, Portugal’s former president
Mr. Soares helped steer his country toward democracy after a 1974 military coup.
Tommie Ferguson, at 86; former bat boy was among last links to Boston Braves era
Mr. Ferguson was the bat boy when the team won the 1948 National League pennant, its final championship during its Boston era.
Dewey Daane, member of Fed Reserve, Vanderbilt professor
Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1974, Dr. Daane had 35 years of combined government service in the Federal Reserve System and at the US Treasury Department.
George Kosana; was sheriff in ‘Night of the Living Dead’
‘‘It seemed to fit his personality,’’ a longtime friend recalled, describing Mr. Kosana as ‘‘cantankerous, amusing, blustery and sincere.’’
Georges Prêtre, 92, conductor known for improvisation
Mr. Prêtre led many of the world’s leading orchestras during a remarkable 70-year career that lasted through October.
Karel Husa, 95, composer, influential college teacher
Among Mr. Husa’s works for concert band are two compositions that have become staples, “Music for Prague 1968” (1969) and “Apotheosis of This Earth” (1970).
Anthony Atkinson, authority on income inequalities
“Tony was the founder and godfather of modern scholarship on the distribution of income and wealth and the historical study of inequality,” said economist Thomas Piketty.
John Berger, 90, British critic, novelist, and screenwriter
Mr. Berger was a public intellectual who became a countercultural celebrity in 1970s Britain.
Sister Frances Carr, at 89; one of last Shakers
Sister Carr remained hopeful to the end that her religious society would grow, and she bristled when those in the village were described as the “last” Shakers.
Joyce Appleby, historian of capitalism, revolution
Dr. Appleby was part of a generation of historians who examined the ideologies and beliefs that animated the American Revolution.
Angus Jamerson, 89, a WWII Marine
‘‘He started out wanting to serve and ended up making a historical difference,’’ his wife said. ‘‘But he had no idea of the significance of it at all.’’
William Christopher, 84; played Father Mulcahy on ‘M*A*S*H’
Mr. Christopher “became TV’s quintessential padre,” said “M*A*S*H” co-star Loretta Swit.
Hilarion Capucci, 94, archbishop convicted of smuggling arms
Monsignor Capucci, a Greek Melkite Catholic archbishop in Jerusalem, was convicted of using his diplomatic status to smuggle arms to Palestinians.
Jean Vuarnet, 83, skier who lost family to doomsday cult
Mr. Vuarnet, an Olympic champion, helped pioneer the aerodynamic tuck position for downhill racers.
Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, 71, Holy Cross historian and chaplain to sports teams
“Being a chaplain is always a wonderful kind of gift,” said the man known at the College of Holy Cross as Father K.
Allan Williams, Beatles’ first manager; at 86
Mr. Williams played a crucial role in the group’s transformation from a mediocre local dance band to hard-rocking ensemble.
Walter E. Mattson, 84, former New York Times president and advocate of Globe purchase
Mr. Mattson, a Northeastern graduate who also worked at The Boston Herald Traveler, helped transform the Times.
Giles Threadgold, 92, referee known for his knowledge, personality
Mr. Threadgold, also a pesky winger on Boston College’s 1949 NCAA champion hockey team, had a flair for showmanship.
Ricky Harris, 54, comedian, actor in TV, films
Mr. Harris, a friend of Snoop Dogg, also voiced several characters that appeared in hip-hop albums.
Tyrus Wong, 106, ‘Bambi’ artist thwarted by bias
Because of the marginalization to which Asian-Americans were long subject, Mr. Wong passed much of his career unknown to the general public.
Cyril D. Tyson, 89, poverty fighter
Mr. Tyson led antipoverty programs from inside and outside government in New York City and Newark, N.J., in the 1960s.
Barbara Tarbuck, 74, of ‘General Hospital’
Ms. Tarbuck also played Mother Superior Claudia on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
Ferdy Kuebler, 97, Tour de France champion
Mr. Kuebler came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 race.
George S. Irving, 94, Tony-winning actor
Mr. Irving, a Springfield native, was in the Broadway casts of prominent musicals, including “Oklahoma!”