Mrs. Walker-Meador was the Country Music Association’s longtime executive director and transformed it into a powerhouse in the music industry.
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, 84, dies
Mr. Gregory, a former Plymouth resident, died Saturday in Washington.
Arthur Finkelstein, 72, shadowy campaign mastermind and GOP operative
Mr. Finkelstein’s sharp, relentless attack ads helped elect dozens of conservative political candidates in the United States and abroad.
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Mr. Broyles helped lift the University of Arkansas into the top ranks of college sports, most memorably by leading the Razorbacks to an undefeated season in 1964.
Ms. Suleiman bridged gender and sectarian boundaries to personify the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.
Mr. Birkerts, who died at his Needham home, extended the vocabulary of modernism using unexpected angular forms, folding planes, and ingenious, light-suffused interiors.
He combined comedy and the tough-guy personality, and received the best reviews of his career, in “My Favorite Year” (1982), as King Kaiser.
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Edward Allcard, 102, first solo sailor to crisscross the Atlantic Ocean
Mr. Allcard’s 1951 voyage came to an end when he tied up at Plymouth, England.
Lester Williams, 58, played for N.E. Patriots in 1980s
Lester Williams started in the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance during the 1985 season.
William Withuhn, the Smithsonian’s transportation curator, dies at 75
Withuhn was an expert on all modes of transportation.
Kathleen Kelley, fierce advocate for teachers
Kathleen Kelley died Sunday at the age of 72.
Lauretta Galligan, 97, who served on Hood’s board as consumers’ voice
Mrs. Galligan also served on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Overseers and as a fund-raiser for Massachusetts General Hospital.
Neil Chayet, 78, who educated WBZ listeners on the law
Mr. Chayet’s “Looking at the Law” introduced listeners to legal issues from around the world and entertained them with what essentially were law school mini-tutorials.
U.R. Rao, 85, pioneer of India’s space program
Mr. Rao helped India propel its first satellites into space as a chairman of its space program.
Bryan Murray, longtime NHL coach and general manager; at 74
Mr. Murray served as general manager in Anaheim, Florida, Detroit, and Ottawa, and he coached Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007.
Ken Kaiser, 72, colorful and imposing big league umpire
An old-school man in blue, Mr. Kaiser tried to control the game through force of personality and command of the rule book.
Ruth Pfau, a German nun who ministered to Pakistan’s leprosy patients, dies at 87
The German nun spent decades in Pakistan and built a medical campaign that helped curb one of the most stigmatized diseases in human history.
Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, 86, influential preacher
Dr. Robinson retired in 2012 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, where he had served as a longtime professor of preaching.
Cathleen Morawetz, mathematician with real-world impact
Dr. Morawetz’s work included insight that helped aeronautical engineers develop planes that can travel at supersonic speeds.
Virginia Bouvier, who worked for peace in Colombia, dies at 58
Bouvier played a vital role in reaching a 2016 peace treaty between rebel guerrillas and the government.
Darren Daulton, NL champion catcher, dies from cancer at 55
Darren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the leader of the Philadelphia Phillies’ NL championship team in 1993, has died. He was 55.
Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89
Barbara Cook’s shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway’s leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song.
Ty Hardin, star of ‘Bronco’ Western, dies at 87
Ty Hardin, who roamed the West searching for adventure in the television series “Bronco” in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, died Thursday in Huntington Beach, California.
Georgianna Nyman Aronson, at 86; captured Supreme Court justices in portraits
Mrs. Aronson was an artist whose talents were widely sought and whose portrait series is part of the collection at New England Law-Boston.
Haruo Nakajima, actor who played original Godzilla, dies
Haruo Nakajima, the actor who stomped in a rubber suit to portray the original 1954 Godzilla, helping to make the Japanese monster an iconic symbol of the nuclear era, has died. He was 88.
Dick MacPherson, 86; ‘Mr. Enthusiasm’ turned around Patriots
Mr. MacPherson also revitalized the football programs at Syracuse University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of ’60s and ’70s, dies at 81
Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as ‘‘Rhinestone Cowboy’’ and spanned country, pop, TV, and movies, has died.
Don Baylor, 68; played a key role on 1986 Red Sox team
Mr. Baylor, the DH on the pennant-winning ballclub, succumbed to a 14-year fight with multiple myeloma.
Richard Dudman, 99, intrepid reporter
Mr. Dudman, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, was held for a month in Cambodia by the Viet Cong and published excerpts from the Pentagon Papers.
Michael Bradfield, 83; lawyer helped shape US economic policy
Mr. Bradfield helped steer the economy through financial crises while working at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington.
Dick Albert, who charmed TV viewers with weather forecasts, dies at 73
“We don’t live in fear of the great storms. We respect them,” Mr. Albert told viewers.
David E.H. Jones, 79. scientist whose alter ego challenged conventions
Daedalus was the imaginary inventor created by Dr. Jones, who conceptualized — and sometimes built — kooky contraptions to tweak laymen and scientists.
Ted Stanley, 77; his fentanyl lollipop treated chronic pain
Dr. Stanley’s lollipop offered a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, mostly to cancer patients.
Leonard Lavin, 97, Alberto-Culver founder and a horse breeder
Mr. Lavin built a small beauty supply firm into the billion-dollar Alberto-Culver Co.
Albert Zuidema, 98, B-17 pilot survived being shot down during World War II
Mr. Zuidema also had his left leg amputated while he was in German custody.
Fred Leighton, 85, his antique jewelry was coveted on the red carpet
Mr. Leighton’s pieces became coveted accessories for actresses like Nicole Kidman and Lupita Nyong’o.
Mark White, 77; as Texas governor, led move for education reform
Mr. White’s reforms included teacher pay raises and competency tests, elementary school class size limits, and creation of the state’s basic skills graduation test.
Judith Jones, 93, editor of Julia Child
Ms. Jones worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers to “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
Robert Hardy, at 91; British stage, screen actor
Mr. Hardy played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the “Harry Potter” movies.
Robert Hardy, who played Cornelius Fudge in ‘Harry Potter,’ dies at 91
Robert Hardy, a veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died.
Larry Eldridge, at 84; former Christian Science Monitor sports editor
Larry Eldridge, 84, of West Newton, began his four decades as a journalist as a copy boy at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ara Parseghian, 94, beloved Notre Dame coach
He walked away from coaching at the age of 51 after winning two national championships, but never really left Notre Dame.
Jeff Brotman, Costco chairman and co-founder; at 74
Mr. Brotman helped kick off a movement that spread warehouse-style shopping to much of the world.
Marian Diamond, 90, pioneering researcher on brain ‘plasticity’
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, was the first to show that the brain’s anatomy can change with experience.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 105, longevity expert
Dr. Hinohara cautioned against gluttony and early retirement, and vigorously championed annual medical checkups, climbing stairs regularly, just having fun.
Sonia Paine, 95; her antiques shop in Brookline inspired customers
Mrs. Paine was often called upon to simultaneously be a saleswoman, appraiser, and grief counselor.
John Morris, 100, photo editor who published iconic D-Day, Vietnam images
Mr. Morris was a photo editor at Life magazine, and later at The New York Times.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89
The smoky-voiced femme fatale had a seven-decade career that included work with some of the world’s most acclaimed directors.