The scholarship of Mr. Leiken, a Harvard graduate, shaped the national debate and policy decisions during Nicaragua’s war of the 1980s.
Frank Kush, 88, football coach who led Arizona State to 12-0 season
Mr. Kush compiled a 176-54-1 record while coaching the Sun Devils from 1958 to 1979.
Lee G. Johnson, groundbreaking Malden District Court judge, dies at 67
Judge Johnson was the first African-American to serve as first justice in Malden.
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Mr. Pressman covered major news events, from the 1956 sinking of the Andrea Doria to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Dr. Rogoff, of Newton, was also a former Massachusetts Psychiatric Society president.
Mr. Zukofsky grew up to be one of the finest violinists of his time, renowned as an interpreter of contemporary music.
Mr. Nelson conceived of the design for the telescope, which allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before.
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David Fromkin, 84, historian, author, and BU professor
Mr. Fromkin traced the roots of conflict in the Middle East to the creation of unsustainable nations there in the early 1920s.
Prodigy, half of topselling rap duo Mobb Deep, is dead at 42
Nas, who is also from Queens, N.Y., called Prodigy a ‘‘king’’ in an Instagram post.
Larry Grantham, 78, starred for N.Y. Jets
Mr. Grantham was an original member of the New York Titans franchise, which became the Jets in 1963 after three seasons.
Venus Ramey, 92, 1944 Miss America inspired WWII effort
Ms. Ramey was the first redhead to win the Miss America title and the first to be photographed in color.
Tony DiCicco; led US team to famed World Cup win
Mr. DiCicco also led the women’s soccer team to the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Patricia Knatchbull; survived IRA attack
Mrs. Knatchbull, titled Countess Mountbatten of Burma and known as Lady Patricia, was the elder daughter of the British World War II military leader Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Comic Bill Dana, who won fame as ‘Jose Jimenez,’ dies at 92
Mr. Dana, from the Boston area, was a comedy writer and performer who achieved stardom in the 1950s and ’60s.
Peter Limone, who spent 33 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit, dies at 83
Limone, who won millions in a lawsuit against the FBI, died Monday after a five-year battle with cancer.
Tom Beal of Lincoln, a teacher who reveled in nature’s lessons, dies at 88
Mr. Beal, of Lincoln, taught English for many years at the Rivers School and the Fenn School.
Martin Wolfe, 82, specialist in tropical medicine
Dr. Wolfe founded one of the country’s first medical practices devoted to ailments incurred in travel.
Helen Dunmore, 64, who wrote about legacy and loss
Ms. Dunmore was a British poet and historical novelist whose widely praised books were known for their gothic plots.
William J.L. Sladen, 96, expert on penguin libidos
Dr. Sladen’s work on migratory birds of North America was the basis of the 1996 movie “Fly Away Home.”
George Sullivan, 83, a sportswriter, author, and journalism professor
Mr. Sullivan also spent time as public relations director for the Red Sox and at Suffolk Downs.
John Avildsen, 81, director who won Oscar for ‘Rocky’
Mr. Avildsen also directed “The Karate Kid,” another dark-horse, underdog favorite.
Helmut Kohl, 87, chancellor who reunified Germany
Mr. Kohl reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War division but ended his political career in disgrace over a party fund-raising scandal.
Charles Thacker, 74, key figure in inventing PC and Ethernet
Mr. Thacker, an electrical engineer, played a central role in some of the most important ideas in personal computing and computer networking.
Hein Verbruggen, former cycling head, dies at 75
Mr. Verbruggen oversaw the worldwide spread of a sport often tainted by doping.
Tom Morgan, 76, crafter of detailed fly rods
Mr. Morgan‘s quest to build flawless fly fishing rods continued long after he was paralyzed by multiple sclerosis.
Rosalie Sorrels, 83, folk singer who transported her audience
Ms. Sorrels drew on her own tempestuous life in songs of struggle and heartache that inspired a generation of rising folk musicians.
William T. Hogan Jr., 90, led state’s correction, welfare, and human services departments
Mr. Hogan also served a retired Massachusetts District Court judge.
Anita Pallenberg, muse for The Rolling Stones, dead at 75
Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, has died. She was 75.
Edith Shiffert, 101, poet was inspired by nature
The work of Ms. Shiffert, an American, was profoundly influenced by the half-century she spent in Japan.
A.R. Gurney, 86, playwright explored upper-crust anxieties
Mr. Gurney dissected the fading folkways of the Northeast’s traditional white Anglo-Saxon Protestant society, of which he was a member.
Marie Cosindas, 93; pioneered using color in art photography
Ms. Cosindas was praised for creating rich photos that resembled paintings.
Samuel D. Cook, 88, educator who broke campus color barriers
Mr. Cook was widely saluted as the first tenure-track black professor appointed by a predominantly white university in the South since Reconstruction.
Reinhold Hanning, 95, convicted Auschwitz guard
Mr. Hanning died a year after he was sentenced to five years in jail as an accessory to 170,000 murders during the time he worked at the camp.
Henry Helyong Lee, 76, restaurateur who made dining musical
Mr. Lee ran the now-shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans, known for operatic waiters and performances by Mr. Lee and other musicians.
Neil Gordon, 58, academic, writer of fugitive thriller
Mr. Gordon’s cerebral novels about radical politics challenged readers with biblical parables and ethical dilemmas.
Fred Kummerow, 102, early opponent of trans fats
The German-born biochemist and lifelong contrarian’s nearly 50 years of advocacy led to a federal government ban on the use of trans-fatty acids in processed foods.
Ralph Bevins, standout goalie at BU who coached at Arlington High, dies at 92
Mr. Bevins was inducted into the BU Athletic Hall of Fame and formerly supervised physical education for grades K-12 in Arlington.
Jack O’Neill, 94, surfing world icon who pioneered wetsuit
By the 1980s, Mr. O’Neill had become the world’s largest recreation wetsuit designer and manufacturer.
Jeffrey Tate, 74, conductor who overcame spina bifida
Mr.Tate, an English conductor, was known for precise, incisive interpretations of the German repertoire and inspired work with singers.
Reported inventor of Hawaiian pizza dies in Canada
Sam Panopoulos told numerous news media that he made his first ‘‘Hawaiian’’ pizza in 1962 at a Chatham, Ontario, restaurant.
Adam West, 88, noted for playing Batman
The classically handsome baritone actor turned a comic-book superhero into live-action Pop Art in the 1960s television series.
Jean Sammet, 89; codesigned pioneering computer language
Ms. Sammet earned her undergraduate degree at Mt. Holyoke College and later endowed a professorship there in computer science.
Glenne Headly, 62, star of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’
Ms. Headly was an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Adnan Khashoggi; was hardpartying Saudi weapons dealer
Mr. Khashoggi was connected to the Iran-Contra Affair and dictators around the world, including the Phillipines’ Ferdinand Marcos and Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier.
Peter Karoff, 79, taught poetry, changed philanthropies
“He was a poet and he loved to write, and he loved to philosophize and think about what the world really could look like,” said Leslie Pine, managing partner of The Philanthropic Initiative.
Donald Vidrine, 69, was supervisor on doomed oil rig
Mr. Vidrine was on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Barbara Elam, 88, spread love of reading and books
As a child growing up in Boston, “I used to live in the library,” Mrs. Elam once said. “It was the only place I could go without having to explain myself.
Roger Smith, 84; played private eye on ‘77 Sunset Strip’
Mr. Smith brought glamour to the TV detective genre, then managed the career of his wife, entertainer Ann-Margret.
Peter Sallis, voice of inventor in ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ dies at 96
Mr. Sallis played the irrepressible, cheese-loving Wallace in the cartoons, which gained fans around the world.