Bill Richmond, 94, longtime colleague of Jerry Lewis’s

Mr. Richmond collaborated with Lewis on the screenplays for “The Ladies Man,” “The Nutty Professor,” and a half-dozen other films.

Mr. Worrell spoke in 2002 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He announced earlier this year that he had cancer.

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Bernie Worrell, 72, masterful P-Funk keyboardist

Mr. Worrell’s amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire.

// Ralph Stanley, 89, Appalachian music patriarch

Mr. Stanley helped popularize bluegrass music in a career that lasted more than half a century.

Michael Herr, 76, Oscar-nominated screenwriter

Mr. Herr documented the Vietnam War through his novel “Dispatches” and through such films as “Apocalypse Now” and “Full Metal Jacket.”

// John Ashe, 61, former president of UN General Assembly

Mr. Ashe, from the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, was facing criminal charges in a bribery case.

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Elaine Werby, 94; helped shape public housing policy

Mrs. Werby was a social worker, worked for the Boston Housing Authority, and was a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

// David Thatcher, 94; served in Doolittle Raid

Mr. Thatcher was decorated for helping to save the lives of four severely wounded fellow crewmen.