Henning Mankell, 67; author of Wallander crime novels

Mr. Mankell was considered the dean of prominent Scandinavian noir writers.

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Mr. Mankell’s books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector enticed readers around the world.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_eugene_freedman.jpg Eugene Freedman, 83; overhauled, energized accounting field

Mr. Freedman always considered accounting more than just numbers on a ledger. “Figures are a language,” he once said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_wilton_felder.jpg Wilton Felder, 75; saxophonist, session bassist

Mr. Felder played tenor saxophone with the Crusaders and was as a busy session bass player on records by the Jackson 5 and others.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_carolyn_lynch.jpg Carolyn Lynch, 69; philanthropist with a passion for bridge

Mrs. Lynch, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last month, brought to her work a down-to-earth sensibility honed during a childhood in an educator’s household.

Yuri Afanasyev, 81; historian who repudiated Communism

Mr. Afanasyev became a leading democratic politician in the late Soviet era.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_brian_friel.jpg Brian Friel, 86; award-winning Irish playwright

Mr. Friel, a Tony Award recipient, created “Dancing at Lughnasa” and more than 30 other plays.